Q. What materials can I legally use when setting examination questions?


For tutors and lecturers involved in in setting examination papers the law requires them to include sufficient acknowledgement of the copied material where practicable.  Students answering questions in exams are not required to do so. 

Since the recent (June 2014) changes to the law, the amount of material that can be used in examinations has been restricted. As it now falls within the 'illustration for instruction' copyright exception, copying for an examination is subject to 'fair dealing' restrictions - which in practice may mean limiting copying to shorter extracts where possible, and restricting who has access to works used to those being examined.  


  • Last Updated Feb 03, 2016
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  • Answered By Rebecca Mackle

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