Copyright guidance

We issue guidance to government departments, agencies and all users of Crown copyright protected materials to guide, alert and advise on a range of copyright issues.

Our guidance may be copied and distributed without restriction, through newsletters, email, notice boards, in training manuals and on websites under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

Go to our A-Z for all copyright guidance.

For details about obtaining permission to use and re-use a wide range of Crown copyright and Parliamentary copyright information, please see the licences for re-using public sector information section.

For information about using and re-using archival and image information held by The National Archives, please see Record copying, Copyright or our Image library.