Copyright Information

For staff, researchers and students.

General Information

As a researcher and author you will create copyrighted material and you will almost certainly rely on the copyright of others. Here are some of the ways copyright needs to be considered when you write for publication:

  • You may need to consider the terms or conditions of any grant, scholarship or funding you obtain.
  • If you enter into collaborative agreement with an individual or organisation, copyright may need to be shared.
  • Using the copyright of others may be subject to conditions, such as copying limits under fair dealing for research or study
  • If you want to include your published works in an online repository such as the University's Institutional Repository aCQUIRe, it is possible that material that you were permitted to use for research or study (fair dealing) as an undergraduate student now requires other permissions for use before publishing or making available online.
  • Moral rights of others need to be respected. All copyright of others needs to be properly referenced in your work.

Essential guide: Understanding copyright is the first step to ensuring you do not infringe it. The following link will help you to find out more about copyright and guide you from the beginning of your research OAKLaw Project Copyright Guide for Research Students.

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