Higher Education licence terms relaxed during COVID-19 crisis | Copyright Licensing Agency

“CLA [Copyright Licensing Agency] is delighted to announce that following consultation with its members and educational publishers, we will be temporarily relaxing key terms of the Higher Education Licence until 30 June, or sooner if institutions re-open, to give academics, libraries and students increased access to learning resources during this difficult period. 

There are two changes:

We will relax the requirement for an HEI to own an original – this will enable them to make use of any extract held in the Digital Content Store (DCS) or where the original is owned by an academic.

We have increased the extent limit for copying from print books so institutions can copy up to 30% or 3 chapters, whichever is the greater, instead of the current 10%. This applies to books published by participating publishers only….”