I am a copyright consultant, principally working with FE in Scotland through Colleges Scotland and with AoC, through Julian Gravatt. I have 34 years experience of lecturing in FE and for the past 10 years have run my own copyright consultancy, advising FE colleges on copyright legislation and licensing. I run a helpdesk, negotiate with the principal licensing agencies on behalf of FE, run training courses, run an interactive training course through the College Development Network, based in Stirling. I would like to contribute copyright information to FE News, if there isn't already a contributor working in this area. Copyright licensing costs UK FE approximately £7 million per annum. I believe that authors should be properly recompensed for the use of their work, but also feel that the amounts charged by the licensing agencies neither reflect value for money nor are their licences fit for purpose in the digital age. There are also very useful educational exceptions in the current copyright legislation that could be helpful to colleges to reduce their exposure to the licensing agencies. There is also much development in Open Education Resources (including the use of Creative Commons Licences) which will help reduce costs in FE and open up new supplies of resources for teaching and learning.