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Copydan agreements

Aarhus University has entered into three agreements with Copydan - one for text, one for images and one for AV material.

Copydan Writing

Aarhus University's agreement with Copydan Writing gives you the possibility to copy, print and scan text material for teaching purposes. The agreement applies to both Danish and foreign publications, whether they are published in printed or electronic form (but see exceptions below).

  • According to the agreement you are permitted to copy, print or scan up to 20% of a publication with, however, a maximum limit of 50 pages per student per semester. Read more about copying, printing and scanning.
  • Digital copies can only be placed on a password-protected network, such as Brightspace. There is no time limit on how long the files can remain on Brightspace, so you are not obligated to remove the files at end of the semester. After completing their education, it will not be possible for the students to access the files. Their access to Brightspace closes when they finish their education.

Exceptions: the following publications are not covered by the Copydan Writing agreement.

VISDA (Copydan Visual)

Aarhus University's agreement with VISDA makes it possible to use images (e.g., paintings, drawings, photographs, illustrations, figures, and graphs) in your teaching. The agreement covers both printed standalone pictures, (i.e. pictures that are not used together with a text), and digital images freely available on the Internet. The Agreement has been extended indefinitely. The Agreement gives you the possibility to:

  • Copy or print images and use them in handouts or compendia.
  • Scan or download images and transfer them to, for example, PowerPoint, smart-boards, Brightspace or similar. 

Read more on the use of images in teaching

Copydan (AVU Medier)

Aarhus University's agreement with Copydan (electronic media) (AVU Medier) gives you the possibility to make use of radio and television broadcasts, as well as adverts in teaching.

You can either stream broadcasts directly from Mediestream or bring your own recordings to your classes.

Read more about the use of radio and television broadcasts in your teaching

Need help?

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the liaison librarian associated with your field, who will be happy to assist you with your questions.

Alternatively, you are always welcome to contact your local library in AU Library.