RSP Copyright for Repository Managers 2008
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A presentation to accompany a workshop I devised for the Repositories Support Project (RSP) in the UK, to teach repository managers about electronic copyright. 2008.

A presentation to accompany a workshop I devised for the Repositories Support Project (RSP) in the UK, to teach repository managers about electronic copyright. 2008.

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RSP Copyright for Repository Managers 2008 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Copyright, IPR and theInstitutional RepositorySheffield Hallam University, 6thFebruary 2008Stephanie TaylorUKOLN
  • 2. Copyright + Electronic=
  • 3. FEAR!
  • 4. In a repository, this is multiplied …Managing the copyright interests of –The author/creatorThe copyright ownerThe users of the copyrighted material (withmany and varied interests and statuses)The institutionThe re-publishing of material
  • 5. In short…Managing risk!
  • 6. So, how do you manage?!
  • 7. The law…Is a little helpful – it does provide a baseline ofadviceBut, is often unhelpful, as it is interpretive andbased on precedent.It’s slipperier than a very slippery thing(!)
  • 8. What do you do?Deal with individual situations as they ariseLook to guidelines not rulesCover your back!
  • 9. The Smart IR Manager’sGuide to Copyright
  • 10. A good takedown policy…Simple to implement, fast to useMake everyone aware of what is happeningLiaise with key policy makers so they haveinput and buy inUnderstand the line of escalation for problemsThe aim is to diffuse any complaint and showyou take the situation seriously
  • 11. Know the flashpoints…Multiple authorsThird-party copyright ownershipPublishing works originally created forexamination purposes changes the rules!Data protection issues with some materialMultimedia – be aware of any “nested” materialsuch as photos, sound files etc. that havedifferent copyright permissions than the mainitem in which they are contained.
  • 12. Know the flashpoints 2…Ownership of copyright on student workOwnership of copyright for academic researchor other workRequirements of funding bodies and sponsorsRe-use – clearly state ownership and re-usepolicy on all deposited items, even if you havean open-access policy
  • 13. Ask For Help -RSP – we’re not justfor technicalproblems…
  • 14. Stephanie Taylors.taylor@ukoln.ac.uksupport@rsp.ac.ukQuestions?