Copyright Conditions Applying to British Religion in Numbers
Material is added to this site on a regular basis – note that information on this page may change.
All the material at the BRIN site is covered by copyright law. This note specifies the basis on which the BRIN Project Team has obtained copyright permission to use the material that it provides on the BRIN site, and on what basis anyone consulting the site can use the material.
Anyone using the BRIN service has an implicit right of ‘fair use’. A copy of the material can be stored in electronic form on the user’s local computer. It is also acceptable that a single paper copy may be made by the user. Fair use also allows the reproduction of quotations or excerpts, where the quoted material is justified, and no more than is necessary is included (usually within 50 words). BRIN must also be cited as source, along with the name of the author where given.
Any further use of the material, such as uploading the material onto another web site or publishing the information in another form, is in breach of copyright. The user will have to obtain explicit permission for such use from the copyright holder: either the University of Manchester with regard to material created by BRIN, or to copyright holders as named.
The Copyrighted Material on BRIN
The material at brin.ac.uk falls into the following main categories:
text, or images, produced by members of the BRIN Project Team;
text, or images, produced especially for the BRIN site by other people;
text, or images, reproduced by BRIN from a previous publication following copyright transfer to the University of Manchester;
text, or images, that have been reproduced from an existing publication.
Each web page of the BRIN site specifies who holds the copyright for the material. Users of the BRIN site are allowed to make a single copy of material for their private use.
Anyone who wishes to make multiple copies, or to re-use the material at a website, or to use the material in a commercial publication (paper or electronic), will need to contact the Project Officer (address below), and the original copyright holder.
Copyright Clearance Obtained by BRIN
It is the intention of BRIN to ensure that every effort is made to obtain copyright permission for material which is presented on the web pages.
Where the BRIN Project Team has been responsible for writing text, or creating images, that appear on a particular web page, then the copyright rests with the University of Manchester. Anyone wishing to make multiple copies, or to use the material at a web site, or to reproduce the material commercially, should contact the Project Officer (address below).
Where BRIN has commissioned text or photographs especially for the BRIN web site then the copyright usually rests with the person named on the particular page. Anyone wishing to make multiple copies, or to use the material at a web site, or reproduce the material commercially, should contact the Project Officer (address below) first, and then the creator of the work or text.
Where BRIN has acquired copyright outright, anyone wishing to make multiple copies, or to use the material at a website, or reproduce the material commercially, should contact the Project Officer (address below). The BRIN team will administer copyright permission requests, and contact the relevant authors with regard to their moral rights.
Where the material was obtained from an existing publication, the BRIN Project Team has obtained a licence from the author and the publisher to include the extracts in question at the BRIN website. This licence does not cover multiple copies, or use at another web site, or commercial reproduction, by users of BRIN. Anyone wishing to make multiple copies, or to reproduce the material for another website, or to reproduce the material commercially, should contact the Project Officer (address below) first, and then the author with regard to their moral rights and the publisher as copyright holder.
It any user is in doubt about the copyright applying to any of the material available at the BRIN website, they should contact the Project Officer before using the material.
British Religion in Numbers
Institute for Social Change
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University of Manchester
Tel: 0161 306 6901