Commercial or non-commercial guidelines
Provides a user requesting a reproduction of a section of a document with guidance on what is regarded as a commercial copy and a non-commercial copy.
"These uses might be considered non-commercial
- Work done by day-release students in employment but undertaking further education outside their place of work;
- Work done by lecturers entirely for their students;
- Articles for scholarly journals or papers for conference unless a fee is anticipated;
- Work done for personal professional development;
- Work done exclusively for an NHS Trust."
"These uses might be considered commercial
- Company research and development;
- Market research;
- Information brokerage;
- Articles or papers where a fee is offered;
- Work done for spin-off companies owned by universities or similar;
- Work done for a private medical facility, including copying which is to be used partly for private work and partly for NHS work;
- Work done by students for an employer while on placement;
- Research done by students which it is known or expected will be used for commercial purposes;
- Work done by charities or non-commercial organisations to earn income even if it is then used to further the charity’s aims;
- Work done by for-profit companies to earn money which is covenanted to a not-for-profit organisation or charity;
- Training or professional development funded by an employer which is linked to a commercial company’s work or linked to carrying out a commercial activity."
- Work done by staff/students in academia sponsored by a commercial company but not necessarily for the benefit of that company;
- Work done for charities to raise funds;
- Work done to gain a qualification which will ensure a pay rise.”
The above guidance comes from a document by Graham P Cornish, entitled:
"Guidelines on the recent changes to copyright law"
Source: MCG/LACA, 23 September 2004