Copyright and Take-down Policy


 Copyright protects the skill and effort that someone expends when creating something new that is recorded in some way. Copyright is automatically granted as soon as the material is created; there is no registration procedure or fees to be paid to get copyright. The rights of the copyright owner include the right to authorise, or to refuse to authorise, the reproduction of the material subject to copyright, though some limited copying is permitted in law for certain tightly drawn reasons (so-called “exceptions to copyright”), which are not described in further detail here. The edibLE16 website and publications it produces, such as leaflets, include text and images (and possibly moving images, sound recordings, etc., in the future), which are subject to copyright protection. edibLE16’s policy regarding copyright is as follows:

  1. Wherever possible, we will use text and images created by volunteers, suppliers, and/or staff employed by edibLE16. By the very nature of their employment, employees in law automatically assign copyright in anything they produce that is related to their employment, to edibLE16. Any volunteers or suppliers who provide text and/or images are deemed (unless they have specified to the contrary in writing) to have granted edibLE16 a free of charge, non-exclusive world-wide licence to edibLE16 to reproduce said material in any medium and for any bona fide purpose in fulfillment of EdibLE16’s aims and objectives.
  2. In the case of images or text not created by volunteers, suppliers or members of staff, but obtained from elsewhere, we will endeavour to ensure that we will only use suitably licensed materials, e.g., Creative Commons-licensed images. The onus is on anyone contributing any such text or images to ensure they are entitled to supply it to edibLE16.
  3. To deal with any complaint we receive of alleged copyright infringement (or other illegality), edibLE16 has developed a notice and takedown policy, which must be adhered to in the event of any such complaint. This policy is shown below.
  4. Materials produced by edibLE16, as well as its website as a whole, are our copyright, and as a general rule (though it is not compulsory), we should put “© {year} edibLE16” on such materials to flag up that we own the copyright in the materials.
  5. It may be necessary from time to time to check that our copyright has not been infringed, and to take appropriate action should it turn out there has been infringement.



If edibLE16 is notified of a potential breach of copyright, or receives a plausible complaint indicating a violation of any other law (including, but not limited to, the laws of patent, trademark, confidentially, data protection, obscenity, or defamation) relating to the contents of its website, or anything else published by edibLE16, the item(s) involved will be withdrawn as quickly as possible pending further investigation. A decision on whether the item(s) may be made available again may take some time if it is necessary for edibLE16 to seek legal advice to resolve the complaint.

How to complain

If you have discovered material produced by edibLE16 that you think may be illegal, please contact edibLE16 in writing (and preferably also by email) providing the following information:

  • Your contact details.
  • Full details of the material in question, including where you found it
  • The nature of your complaint.
  • An assertion that your complaint is made in good faith and is accurate.
  • If you are complaining about breach of your own copyright, please state that you are the rights owner, or are authorised to act for the rights owner.

Please send your complaint to:

edibLE16, Leefe House, 27 Abbey St, Market Harborough, LE16 9AA and/or send an email with the message header ‘Notice and Takedown’ to the following address:

The following ‘Notice and Takedown’ procedure will then be invoked:

  1. We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint by email or letter and will make an initial assessment of the validity and plausibility of the complaint, possibly taking legal advice.
  2. The material will be temporarily removed.
  3. We will contact the contributor if a third party supplied the material to us. The contributor will be notified that the material is subject to a complaint, under what allegations, and will be encouraged to address the complaint.
  4. We will aim to resolve the issue swiftly and amicably and to the satisfaction of all parties, with the following possible outcomes:

i. The material will be reinstated unchanged.

ii. The material will be reinstated with appropriate changes.

iii. The material will be permanently removed.

This notice and takedown policy is based upon that produced as a Creative Commons document by JORUM (



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