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The copying licence for teaching and research purposes

I have students who have:

1. taken a picture of a table / chart from an outside source and pasted the picture into their academic work and listed the source.

2. copy/pasted a table from a source into an academic work and listed the source of the table.

Is this OK, or do the students need to manually reconstruct a table from an outside source?


Thank you for your question.

It’s always good to be careful with respecting copyrights. Especially the use of photographs might cause problems. I would not use the photographs of distinguished nature photographers, for example, without their permission.

But anyway, JAMK has a digital licence for these kind of situations.

According to copyright society Kopiosto: “The staff and students of educational institutions can scan printed publications and copy text and images from open websites. The licence applies to both domestic and foreign materials. These materials can be used in education, research, diploma theses and practical works.”

Further information on these websites: