From time to time it becomes apparent that there has been
unauthorised copying of educational materials which are subject to
copyright. Copyright applies to educational manuals (including the
APIP best practice guidance), and to all courses
Members are asked to bear in mind that considerable time and
expertise is invested in producing high quality materials, and that
NFoPP Awarding Body's competitive charging structure depends upon
materials only being obtained legitimately.
A copyright warning often appears in the materials themselves,
but any queries as to whether or not copying is allowed can be
posed to the Qualifications or Courses departments at Arbon House,
telephone 0845 250 6008/0845 250 6007.
When there is evidence of intentional unauthorised
copying/breach of copyright, legal action will be taken.
Reimbursement of the legal costs incurred by the action will be
sought, as well as the full purchase price of the materials which
have been improperly obtained.
A related issue is abuse of members' discount on educational
materials. Discounts only apply to materials which members intend
using themselves. Members may not purchase materials at a
discounted rate on behalf of colleagues.
Members should also note that if they cease their membership, or
their membership is terminated by NFoPP for non-compliance, then
they will no longer be eligible to use the logos or claim
membership. Such commercial practices are banned under
the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (2008), and
may lead to civil enforcement or criminal prosecution.