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Celebrate 30 years of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 with our resources, events and insights.

Resources, news, events and insights - everything you need to know about Copyright.

Copyright in Conversation

Nick and Naomi discuss the top copyright issues

Copyright Tips

Managing copyright in a global environment

Copyright Legislation

How CILIP has helped shape the law

Copyright fact sheet

Overview of copyright and recommended resource

Copyright: fifty shades of risk

Supporting the role of copyright related risk in the workplace.

Copyright Conference 2020

30 April 2020

The Annual CILIP Copyright Conference provides a unique and important chance for you to update your knowledge about crucial copyright and licensing related issues and developments. It also provides an invaluable forum for in-depth presentations by UK-leading experts, informed debate and networking opportunities.

An active network for everyone working in academic (HE and FE) or research libraries. With branches nationwide, you’ll always have a network in your area.

Debate and knowledge sharing on all aspects of information literacy. You’ll find members from a variety of sectors from schools, colleges and universities through to public libraries and health!

Supporting all users and developers of electronic information resources with publications, seminars and workshops, including the e-journal eLucidate and a comprehensive series of factsheets.

Supporting the professional interests of everyone in commercial, legal and scientific workplace libraries and information services, including those specialising in patent and trade mark information.

Furthering your career


St Bride Foundation, London

Subject Librarian

Bath Spa University, Newton Park

Junior Researcher

Watson Farley & Williams, London

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In an increasingly competitive world it’s essential to stand out. Invest in your skills and demonstrate your competence through Certification, Chartership and Fellowship. Take your membership to the next level.

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Save £100s with free access to abstracts and full text journal articles covering a broad range of library and information topics.


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