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Copyright and legal re-use

Contains information on using (and re-using) material that isn't your own, and the limits that apply to this use.

University owned material

The University does not always own the copyright in material produced by its staff and students. But where it does own the material, the general principles on (re)use have been outlined in university policy. 

Policy: Intellectual Property (IP) - Use of University owned Intellectual Property

The following excerpts from the Policy (sections 7.4 and 7.5) detail the requirements around the re-use of university owned IP:

7.4 Provided the use of University owned Intellectual Property created by an employee or student does not interfere with the protection or commercialisation of that Property, employees and students may use University owned Intellectual Property in the course of their employment or studies with the University provided employees have complied with the reporting obligations set out in clause 7.11.

7.5 To ensure that University Intellectual Property is protected employees and students should not:

(i) hold any discussions with any person outside the University concerning the Intellectual Property unless those discussions have been approved by the Office of the Provost;

(ii) publish in any way or form the Intellectual Property until the Office of the Provost has made an assessment of the validity, protection and commercialisation of the Intellectual Property and approved such publication.

For further clarification, please see the 
following policies and guidelines: