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Further Sources of Information

The standard works on copyright are Copinger & Skone James on Copyright (15th edition, 2005) and Laddie Prescott & Vitoria, The Modern Law of Copyright (3rd edition, 2000).

The relevant chapters of the following textbooks also contain considerable detail on the subject:

W R Cornish and D Llewelyn, Intellectual Property (6th edition, Thomson/Sweet & Maxwell, 2007)
L Bently and B Sherman, Intellectual Property (2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2004)
H L MacQueen, C Waelde and G T Laurie, Contemporary Intellectual Property: Law and Policy (Oxford University Press, 2007).

A monograph of particular relevance to the discussion of fair dealing in these guidelines is R Burrell and A Coleman, Copyright Exceptions: The Digital Impact (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

A well-known case containing much useful analysis of the copyright exceptions in an academic context (albeit teaching rather than research) is Universities UK v Copyright Licensing Agency [2002] RPC 36 (text accessible at (RPC = Reports of Patents etc Cases.)

On Crown and Parliamentary copyright, see the website of the Office of Public Sector Information http:// and

The law is constantly changing and developing, so textbooks in particular are always likely to be to some extent out-of-date. The internet may provide means of updating. A useful copyright website is maintained by the UK Intellectual Property Office -

Between January and April 2008 the UK Intellectual Property Office carried out a consultation on reform of some aspects of copyright exceptions. The consultation paper may be read at exceptions.htm.

On copyright developments in the European Union, consult -

All URLs last checked 11 March 2008.

Much useful copyright material may also be found on the British Copyright Council website:

The British Academy website is

The Publishers Association website is: