These resources provide a copyright and licensing toolkit for those developing content for FutureLearn courses

  1. Download or review the individual resources on this page
  2. Download or view the copyright and licensing flowchart to select the correct resources for your project

Toolkit Flowchart

This chart can be used to resolve copyright and licensing issues which might arise when developing FutureLearn courses. Follow the appropriate route on the chart and click on the resources listed under each route. Resources can be used and adapted, and the chart can be printed as a PDF.

The resources are divided into the following sections:

1. Basic information about IP and other legal issues
2. Practical legal tools
3. Template licences, model releases, policies and forms
4. FAQs
5. IP Animations


1. Basic information about IP and other legal issues

FL1.1 IP Factsheet
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FL1.2 Legal Issues Factsheet
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FL1.3 Contract versus Copyright
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FL1.4 Glossary of Terms
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FL1.5 Copyright Exceptions
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FL1.6 Intellectual Property Rights Overview
| Flash Presentation (opens in a new window)|

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2. Practical legal tools

FL2.1 Copyright Strategy
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FL2.2 Copyright Checklist
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FL2.3 Getting Permissions
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FL2.4 Informed Risk Management Decisions
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FL2.5 Licences You May Encounter from Third Parties whose Content/Technology You Wish to Use
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FL2.6 Top Tips for Requesting Licences from Third Parties Whose Content/Technology You Wish to Use
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FL2.7 Top Tips for Using Licences Supplied by Third Parties
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FL2.8 Risk Management Checklist
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3. Template licences, model releases, policies and forms

Before you use any of these licences, always read the licence you would like to use and adapt to suit your own requirements. Be aware that amendments made in a licence, especially to definitions, might change the meaning of the remainder of that licence. If in doubt, always seek legal advice.

FL3.1 Model Terms and Conditions of Service
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FL3.2 Model licence for requesting permission from third parties
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FL3.3 Model contractual clauses for requesting permission from students
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FL3.4 Model contractual clauses of employment for members of staff
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FL3.5 Model contractual clauses for requesting permission from freelancers
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FL3.6 Example Agreement that applied to all contributors
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FL3.7 Template Permission Email
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FL3.8 Sample letter for requesting permission from third parties
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FL3.9 Model Consent Form
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4. FAQs

FL4.1 IPR FAQs
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FL4.2 Staff FAQs
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FL4.3 Project Team FAQs
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FL4.4 Student FAQs
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FL4.5 Contractors FAQs
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FL4.6 Course Participants FAQs
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FL4.7 Prelicensed Content FAQs
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FL4.8 Other Providers FAQs
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5. IPR Animations

FL5.1 IPR Animation
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FL5.2 Turning a Resource into an Open Educational Resource
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Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.

Whilst we hope you find the contents of this toolkit useful and informative, the contents are for general advice
and best practice purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Although we believe the contents are
up to date and accurate as well as a true representation of best practice advice, we can give no assurances
or warranty regarding the accuracy, currency or applicability of any of the contents in relation to specific
situations and particular circumstances. In such circumstances, appropriate professional legal advice should
always be sought.