Several exceptions allow copyrighted material to be used for educational purposes:
- “The copying of works in any medium as long as the use is solely to illustrate a point, it is not done for commercial purposes, it is accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement, and the use is fair dealing” (Source: UK Government)
- The copyright has expired (meaning works are now in the Public Domain)
- You have permission for use from the copyright holder, or you are the copyright holder (for example, if you have created your own images or taken your own photographs, with appropriate consent)
- The material has a suitable Creative Commons (CC) licence, providing you attribute the source appropriately
Information on copyright is available from the UK Government website.