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Copyright in the higher education sector


The Higher Education Copyright Negotiating and Advisory Committee: terms of reference and membership

In anticipation of the introduction of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988, Universities UK and GuildHE established a copyright working group, now called the Copyright Negotiating and Advisory Committee (CNAC), responsible for all copyright matters that have implications for the higher education sector. It is responsible for negotiating copyright licences on behalf of the sector if they are considered to be in the best interests of the sector. This includes monitoring their implementation, and raising issues with licensing bodies about any new products or services that they may wish to initiate that are related to copyright and likely to affect the sector.

The CNAC also advises UUK and GuildHE on UK/EU legislative and other initiatives and if required prepares responses to them on their behalf. ​​

Consulting other groups that have a shared interest in t​​his area such as LACA, JISC Collections and SCONUL is important in helping to meet these obligations.

The CNAC is chaired by David Anderson-Evans. Its current membership, with institutional affiliation is:​

 

Licensing coordinators may contact any member of the CNAC about licensing and other copyright issues. All communications are treated in confidence and no references are made to individual names or institutions.

Publications

Intellectual Property Office call for evidence: UK Higher education response 2019 (PDF)

The team

Samuel Roseveare

Samuel Roseveare

Policy Manager
Universities UK

Blogs

Addressing grade inflation: a statement of intent

28 November 2018
UUK's Charlotte Snelling on a new statement of intent for the sector to address the various factors behind grade inflation.

Managing grade inflation and demonstrating student improvement

1 June 2018
UUK's William Hammonds provides an update on UUK's work with QAA, GuildHE and the UKSCQA to explore how to address concerns around grade inflation.

News

Universities unveil joint commitment on degree classifications

17 May 2019
A new sector statement of intent will help protect the value of degrees

Response to government calls for university admissions review

5 April 2019
​Universities UK has responded to calls from Education Secretary Damian Hinds for a review looking into university admissions practices.