Please see Copyright for Students for a general overview of copyright applicable to researchers.
However, there are some specific copyright and licensing issues that pertain to research students and academic staff when it comes to publishing their own work. [More information to follow soon]
More information to follow soon.
In general, the author or creator of the work owns the copyright. For example, in the context of Higher Education, students own their own copyright.
However, if work is created by an employee in the course of their employment, the copyright is owned by their employer. This means the University of Northampton owns the copyright of material created by staff as part of their employment. This includes both teaching and research.
For more information on the ownership of copyright works, see the specific IPO Ownership of Copyright Works web pages.
This information is for general guidance and background information only and does not constitute legal advice. The University of Northampton does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage incurred as a result of relying on information contained on this website.
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IPO Copyright information is licensed under the Open Government Licence 3.0.
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Exceptions to copyright: research (IPO pdf guide)
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