If you are writing an article, dissertation or report, first check the copyright rules. We explain the laws and regulations to you in a way that is easy to understand on an overview

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Almost everyone in the education sector deals with copyright laws and regulations. They may come into play when you are using a quote in an article or when you want to use a video during a lecture, for instance. Or when you include a dissertation in a database. Are you sufficiently aware of the copyright in the resources you are using? is one central place you can go to for reliable information on copyright issues and the associated laws and regulations in higher education. It provides legal information, practical support and tools. has been compiled by an editorial team of representatives of Netwerk Auteursrechten Informatiepunten (NAI) [Copyright Information Points Network] from all over the Netherlands (NAI-hbo and NAI-wo). We regularly update the site, which is under continuous development. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, submit them on the contact page.