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Copyright for Teaching

Supplying readings

There are 2 ways to supply readings to students 

  • Linking to a website or subscribed database. 
  • Uploading the document 

You should link wherever possible to our subscribed resources: journals, e-books, working papers, the FT.COM etc
When linking to the web ensure it is a reliable website that has the rights to the content. Do not pass paywalls or registration. 

N.B Harvard Business Review prohibits linking.

Do not upload PDFs from unknown websites or from other Universities, or from SciVerse, ResearchGate, and similar. Ensure all published material, that you add to Canvas as a file/PDF complies with UK copyright law,  you need to know which one of these apply:

Owned LBS own the copyright. We own the copyright of LBS cases, Think at London Business School, formerly known as Business Strategy Review.
Free The publication/website explicitly states that content may be used for non-commercial (or educational) purposes or it has an appropriate Creative Commons licence.
Licenced The book or journal is covered by the CLA licence and you are within the quantity limits.  Detail is here.
Fee You have purchased the rights to copy for the specific course.

Please get in touch with the Library who can help with readings.