UCL School of Pharmacy



All staff and students at UCL School of Pharmacy must comply with copyright law and licences whenever copying works in copyright.


Complying includes photocopying and scanning from books, ebooks, journals, ejournals, web pages and any other electronic publications.

Revised exceptions

Changes to exceptions in copyright legislation were implemented from 1st June 2014 to include relevance in the digital age and be more helpful to users of copyright material.  These included:

  • A brand new exception permitting data mining for non-commercial purposes
  • "Non-commercial research and private study" exception expanded to cover all formats
  • Exception for copying print material into an accessible format for persons with visual impairment has been expanded to cover copying from all formats and now benefits all persons with disabilities
  • Expanded "fair dealing" exception for the purpose of "instruction" (CDPA S32) now permits copying from all formats
  • Education exception (CDPA S36) is expanded to cover most formats and permits uploading of extracts onto a secure network
  • The "criticism and review" exception has been expanded to permit copying of quotations generally and also copying for purposes of parody and pastiche (new CDPA S30)

Further information about the exceptions can be found on the UCL Copyright Blog

Information about copyright and the licences held by UCL Library Services.

Please note that the information provided does not constitute legal opinion.

 Please do not hesitate to contact the Library at sop.library@ucl.ac.uk if you have any copyright queries or require further information.