Use of BMO material
UKMT asserts copyright over the BMO papers and other
competitions. In what follows “permission from UKMT” is
taken to mean “explicit written permission from the Managing
Director of the UK Maths Trust”.
Papers and Problems
In accordance with “fair use” principles, public-facing
discussion (in any medium, including articles, books, forum posts,
online blogs) of an individual question and its associated solution is
permitted. However, the systematic analysis of multiple questions is
not permitted in any public-facing medium without permission from
- “Systematic analysis of multiple questions” includes
i) solutions to all or most questions from an individual paper;
ii) solutions to all or most BMO questions on a particular topic
over a multi-year range. In both cases, it is not permitted regardless
of how the material is divided for presentation (eg a long single
video, or a channel of short videos are considered equivalent).
Official written solutions
Commercial use of official written solutions without permission
from UKMT is forbidden.
Official video solutions
Videos produced by UKMT relating to BMO1 and other competitions are
- Any commercial use of these videos without permission from UKMT is
forbidden. However, permission is granted for viewing in an
- Such videos, whether in part or in full, may not be uploaded to
the internet without permission from UKMT. “The internet”
is considered to include video-sharing sites (such as Youtube), social
media platforms, and online or app-based forums of all kinds.
- However, permission is granted for a school to place this material
on its school intranet provided both (a) access is password
protected, and confined to the school community and (b) people
viewing are made aware that UKMT asserts copyright over this video
material, and that there are restrictions on its use.
Geoff Smith, Chair of UKMT
Dominic Yeo, Chair of BMO