The education exception of the Copyright Act permits copying for the purposes of examination, stating:

"Copyright is not infringed by anything done for the purposes of an examination by way of setting the questions, communicating the questions to the candidates or answering the questions, provided that the questions are accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement".

  • Dissertations and theses are covered by this exception and extracts can be used.
  • Material copied for the purpose of setting or sitting examinations may not be published.
  • The education exception does not apply to music for performance, which may not be copied.


Where can I get further advice?

Please email Theresa Oakley on toakley@marjon.ac.uk