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Copyright: An overview

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

In this Guide

Within this guide you will find information on:

  • What copyright is and what it means for you
  • The licences the University holds to protect educational use
  • What Creative Commons is and what it can do for you
  • Other essential information such as:
    • what is protected by copyright, rights of copyright owners, how long copyright lasts for, and what can happen if there is an infringement (or illegal use of a work).


Want to (re)use someone else's work?

  • Want to use a portion of someone else's work in your thesis, research paper, or publication?
  • Or, need to provide something to your students?

View the Types of Work table in the Copyright and legal re-use guide to find out how to (re)use material legally for educational purposes

Other guides in this series:

Students  |  Teaching staff  |  Copyright and legal re-use  |  Other uses (non-educational)

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