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Access rights

The restricted content within BJO (referred to below as 'Restricted Content') may be accessed only by Authorised Users. An 'Authorised User' is defined as:

  • an individual who is affiliated with a purchasing institution as a current student, faculty member, library patron, or employee and who can access BJO through the secure network of a purchasing institution or from such other places where Authorised Users work or study (including but not limited to Authorised Users' offices and homes, halls of residence and student dormitories)
  • an individual who is permitted to use the computer terminals within the purchasing institution's library premises and as a result may access BJO on a temporary basis
  • an individual who is a member of a society that has arranged for access to BJO for its current members
  • an individual accessing the Free Content of BJO without affiliation to a purchasing institution

An Authorised User will be provided with a password or other authentication by its purchasing institution in order to access the Restricted Content of BJO.

The chronology timeline, textual essays, performance archive and blog may be accessed, free of charge, by anyone accessing BJO (referred to as the ‘Free Content’).

The Restricted Content and Free Content shall collectively referred to as ‘the Content’).

Permitted uses

Authorised Users may access, search and view the Content for personal use only. Print, copy and download permissions may vary for such material depending on the sensitivity and rights available for the Content.

Unless otherwise stated, Authorised Users may make printed copies of up to 20% of the total Content available to them on BJO for personal use only, during any given four-week period.

Unless otherwise stated, Authorised Users may copy and paste up to 5% of the pages from the total Content available to them on BJO for personal use only, during any given four-week period.

Authorised Users may download the Content to a maximum of 5 hand held devices for their personal use only. However whilst Cambridge University Press permits the use of the Content on hand held devices, Cambridge University Press makes no warranty as to the Content's suitability for or use on such hand held devices and expressly excludes all liability towards Authorised Users in the event that the Content does not function properly or at all on such hand held devices.

Material contained in this website may be downloaded, viewed and printed for personal use or internal circulation within your organisation provided that no trade mark, copyright or other proprietary notices contained in or appearing on such material are removed in whole or in part. In addition, institutional purchasers may also supply another library within the same country with a part of the Material (by post, fax or secure electronic transmission, whereby the electronic file is deleted immediately after printing) for that other library to make a single paper copy of and to further provide to an Authorized User of the said other library for the purposes of research or private study but not for commercial use. All other rights are reserved and users must seek our permission before making any other use of material contained in this website.
In accessing any part of this website, you agree NOT to:
-Engage in systematic copying or downloading of the Materials or transmit any part of the Materials by any means to any unauthorised user 
-Allow copies to be stored or accessed by an unauthorised user 
-Make the Materials available in any other form or medium or create derivative works, in whole or in part, without the written permission of Cambridge University Press 
-Alter, amend, modify or change the Materials
-Reproduce or exploit any Material, in whole or in part, for commercial gain
-Use this website in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of this website by other users; 
-Upload, display or transmit any materials through this website which are false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, unlawful or which infringe the rights of any other person anywhere in the world; 
-Reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of this website or attempt to transmit to or via this website any information that contains a virus, worm, trojan horse or other harmful or disruptive component; and
-Change, modify, delete, interfere with or misuse data contained on this website and entered by or relating to any third party user of this website. 
Cambridge University Press reserves the right to withdraw the purchasers access to the Materials in the event of systematic breach of these conditions by any authorised user.

Prohibited uses

Authorised Users are not permitted to:

  • Remove or alter the authors' names or Cambridge University Press' copyright notices or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear in the Content
  • Engage in systematic copying or downloading of the Content or transmit any part of the Content by any means to anyone who is not an Authorised User
  • Allow copies to be stored or accessed by anyone who is not an Authorised User
  • Mount or distribute any part of the Content on any electronic network, including without limitation the Internet and the World Wide Web, other than as specified in these Terms and Conditions
  • Make the Content available in any other form or medium or create derivative works without the written permission of Cambridge University Press. For permissions information, please follow the 'Rights and permissions' quick-link on the Cambridge website for your region, via
  • Alter, amend, modify or change the Content
  • Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise alter software
  • Maintain downloaded Content after expiration of your institution's access period
  • Cambridge University Press's explicit written permission must be obtained in order to:
  • Use all or any part of the Content for any commercial use
  • Distribute the whole or any part of the Content to anyone other than Authorised Users
  • Publish, distribute or make available the Content, works based on the Content or works which combine the Content with any other content, other than as permitted in these Terms and Conditions.

Intellectual property rights

Authorised Users acknowledge that all rights relating to the Content are the sole and exclusive property of Cambridge University Press and that these Terms and Conditions do not convey any right, title or interest therein except the right to use the Content in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Access Agreement accepted by your institution or in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

Authorised Users undertake to ensure that the intellectual property rights of the copyright holder and the software owners and the moral rights of the authors of the Content are not infringed.

The Content in the form published on BJO is copyright © Cambridge University Press or published under exclusive license from the copyright holder by Cambridge University Press.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall in any way exclude, modify or affect any of your statutory rights under applicable copyright law.

Disclaimers regarding services and materials

Owing to the nature of the Internet we cannot guarantee that BJO or the websites to which it is linked will always be available to users. You should ensure that you have appropriate protection against viruses and other security arrangements in place whilst using the Internet.

Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information on BJO was accurate at the time of publication, it is subject to variation at any time without notice and we do not give any warranty that any such information will be accurate or complete at any particular time or at all.

BJO and any information or other material contained in it are made available strictly on the basis that you accept it on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. Where you rely on any information or other material contained in it, you do so entirely at your own risk and you accept that all warranties, conditions and undertakings, express or implied, whether by common law, statute, trade usage, course of dealings or otherwise in respect of this website are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

We exclude all liability whatever, to the fullest extent permitted by law, in respect of any loss or damage resulting or arising from any non-availability or use of BJO or of any other website linked to it, or from reliance on BJO, the Contents or any other material on BJO.

Term and termination

These Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect for the duration of your use of BJO or until such time as Cambridge University Press or your institution may terminate their agreement for access to BJO.

In the event that an Authorised User commits a material breach of these Terms and Conditions Cambridge University Press reserves the right at its sole discretion to either (i) withdraw access on a temporary basis, or (ii) terminate access on a permanent basis to the Content. Cambridge University Press further reserves the right to exercise all rights and remedies which may be available to it in law or equity.

Changes to Terms and Conditions

Cambridge University Press may change, add or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions at any time. Such changes shall be highlighted on the BJO home page. Your continued use of BJO shall be deemed to constitute your acknowledgment of any such changes.

Privacy Policy

If you supply personal details to Cambridge University Press through BJO then you consent to our maintaining, recording, holding and using such personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


Links from BJO are provided for information and convenience only and we have no control over and cannot therefore accept responsibility or liability for the content of any linked third party website. We do not endorse any linked website.

Contact us

The principal place of business of the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge, trading as Cambridge University Press, is University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8BS.

In the event of any comments or questions concerning these Terms and Conditions, please contact us by e-mailing The General Counsel at [email protected] or writing to The General Counsel at University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8BS, UK.

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