What steps have been taken to ensure this website and its contents complies with UK Copyright and Intellectual Property law?

This website, and its contents, comply with fair use and “permitted acts” as specified by the Intellectual Property Office (UK Government) and UK legislation on copyright and related rights as amended up to 3 May 2007Copyright Notice: digital images, photographs and the internet (updated March 2014), and the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Research, Education, Libraries and Archives) Regulations 2014 (which came into force on 1st June 2014).

The website owner (who is its sole author) recognises there has been major reform in the legislation relating to internet copyright, and that this is an ongoing process. However, current UK legislation remains unclear about the precise copyright infringement, if any, posed by websites embedding (or framing) images (and other formats such as documents and flash animations) from other websites. Moreover, linking and framing are categorically not held to be copyright infringement under United States and German copyright law. This is discussed in greater detail below.


How does this website ( and its contents specifically comply with UK Copyright and Intellectual Property law?

  1. The website is strictly non-commercial. No advertising is permitted on this website. This website does not actively store cookies or document the location of website visitors beyond that which is provided by the routine analytics gathered by the website hosting provider (Automattic, Inc. [US]
  2. The website is designed for teaching and education ONLY. 
  3. Specifically, no illegal (i.e. breach of copyright) files are stored or hosted on the server for this website. When embedding a variety of image formats (such as images, documents, powerpoint presentations and flash animations), this website uses standard html code to ‘point’ this site to the original source of the image format and *sufficiently attributes this framing link. Importantly, any visitor to this website may clearly identify the originating copyright holder for any embedded image format through the attribution that accompanies its display on this website. Attribution of the image format to its original copyright holder is only applied to those image formats that have not been originally created by the website owner (who is its sole author).
  4. The written content of the website has been generated by the author (who is the website owner) and is original and based upon scientific information gathered from the internet using lawful searching techniques. The website owner (who is its sole author) retains intellectual property for the written content of this website.

* All images embedded in the website, that have not been originally created by the website owner/author, are under Royalty-Free and/or Creative Commons License and have been sufficiently attributed to their originating source. On some website pages/posts, such images have been duplicated, however, there will always be full image attribution to at least one (or more) of the displayed images.

What to do if you, as a publisher or its agent, wants to remove certain content from this website?

It is the policy of the website author/owner to respond to any infringement notices and take appropriate actions under the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, and any other applicable intellectual property laws. Where necessary, the website owner (who is its sole author) may willingly correct any image format attribution or remove content content from the website if the copyright holder requests so. These removal requests are only valid if:
* You are, or your company is, the copyright holder of the content in question
* You provide the exact links to the content
* You provide the complete name(s) of the content in question
* You provide complete contact information (including the name and phone number of the contact person), not a general mail address.
If your request complies with all of above information, you can contact the website owner by completing the Contact Form or E-mail the website owner at:

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