We established a copyright working group with GuildHE, the Copyright Negotiating and Advisory Committee (CNAC). The group is responsible for all copyright matters that affect the higher education sector.
What does the group do?
The CNAC negotiates copyright licences on behalf of the sector if they are considered to be in the best interests of the sector. This includes monitoring how licences are implemented and raising issues with licensing bodies about new products or services they might want to initiate, that are related to copyright and likely to affect universities.
The CNAC also advises UUK and GuildHE on UK/EU legislative and other initiatives and prepares responses to them on their behalf.
The CNAC currently negotiates copyright licences for the UK higher education sector with the following Copyright Collective Management Organisations (CMOs)
- The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA)
- The Educational Recording Agency (ERA)
- The Newspaper Licensing Agency Media Access (NLA)
- Printed Music Licensing Limited (PMLL)
The current membership of the group is:
Mr David Anderson-Evans (Chair)
Simon Bains (corresponding member)
Mr Chris Jones (University of Reading)
- Ms Haleema Masud (GuildHE)
- Ms Lisa Moore (University for the Creative Arts)
- Mr Chris Morrison (University of Oxford)
- Professor Sol Picciotto (corresponding member)
- Ms Monique Ritchie (Brunel University London)
- Dr Jane Secker (City, University of London)
- Mr Neil Sprunt (University of Manchester)
- Ms Kate Vasili (Middlesex University)
- Mr Ralph Weedon (corresponding member)
Individual CNAC members are also members of a large number of copyright-related organisations.
How to get in touch
Licensing coordinators can 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.
We also recommend joining the closed JISCMail list LIS-COPYSEEK. The CNAC sends updates on a periodic basis to this list. To apply visit: JISC - LIS-COPYSEEK.
Intellectual Property Office call for evidence: UK Higher education response 2019 (PDF)