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Copyright: An overview

Provides an overview on how Copyright applies in higher education, including Creative Commons and Open Access.

How the licence works

Creative Commons licences provide a standardised way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licences let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”

Which licence is right for me?

Click on the image below for larger view: Start at the green question box and, following the arrows that correspond with your answer, make your way through the pink re-mixing and blue commercial questions until you reach a purple licence box. That will be the right licence for you. For the full details of each of the licences, see the link under the box.

Creative Commons Licence flowchart image
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Creative Commons interactive licence chooser

Alternatively, please have a look at the Interactive Licence Chooser on the Creative Commons website:

Intellectual Property and Creative Commons licensing

Please see the Intellectual Property Policy for more information on the rights of University Staff and Students: