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CREATE & MANAGE DATA
Know the implications of copyright ownership when creating, sharing and re-using data. We provide a range of explanations and case studies to enhance your understanding of legal issues.VIEW MORE ON WHAT IS COPYRIGHT AND WHO OWNS IT
Copyright has time limits placed upon it. There are also moral rights and publication rights. Databases have specific rights that are different to other material.VIEW MORE ON COPYRIGHT DURATION AND OTHER RIGHTS
When data are shared or archived, the original copyright owner retains the copyright. A data archive cannot archive data unless all rights holders are identified and give their permission for the data to be shared. Secondary users need to obtain copyright clearance before data can be reproduced. Exceptions exist under the fair dealing concept.VIEW COPYRIGHT FOR DATA SHARING AND FAIR DEALING
The Archive rarely encounters copyright problems relating to sharing data beyond the original research project, but we provide example cases where issues may arise. These are often to do with restrictive conditions of access and use and with data purchased where the use of original data is highly restricted and cannot be passed on.VIEW COPYRIGHT EXAMPLES FOR DATA SHARING
Copyright can be a contentious and overly legal topic. For most researchers, tricky copyright issues rarely arise. If you wish to read more on rights we have collated a number of useful resources.VIEW FURTHER RESOURCES ON COPYRIGHT