• Copyright

    • Wherever possible, all materials in presentations (photographs, diagrams, videos, etc.) should be owned by the presenter, and they should hold copyright.

      Where this is not possible, or the presenter wishes to use a resource from another source, then it is the responsibility of the presenter to ensure that they are not breaking copyright regulations. The main points of this will be highlighted in the following.

      You may use an image or other resource if:

      • You are the holder of the copyright (for example, if you have created your own images or taken your own photographs, with appropriate consent) and the image or other work has not been published in a book, journal or website where copyright may then lie with a publisher
      • You have written permission for use from the copyright holder
      • The material has a suitable Creative Commons (CC) licence, providing you attribute the source appropriately*

      The Creative Commons (CC) licence must state the following:
      You are free to:
      Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
      Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially
      Your presentation must include the attribution giving appropriate credit, provide a link to the licence, and indicate if changes were made.

      You cannot:

      • Lift images from the internet
      • Use screenshots
      • Use images from journals or textbooks, unless these are your images and you have written permission from a publisher to do so (please see above)

      Further information

      Information on copyright is available from the UK Government website.

      Official organisations: