Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Academic Integrity: Copyright

Ethics in Using Information

What is Copyright?

Legal protection which arises automatically when a work is created to protect the interests of the creator. It prevents others from using the work without permission. Copyright Law protects these rights:

  • Economic - right to receive royalties
  • Moral - to be recognised as the creator 

How long does it last?

Literary/Artistic/Film 70yrs from death of author
Computer generated works 70yrs after work made public
Sound Recordings/Broadcasts/Cable programmes/Typographical arrangements 50 yrs after making or transmission

 

 

 

 

Images

Images have their own copyright so make sure that you credit the creator of the image.

What can I use?

Fair Dealing: You can use material for:

  • research or private study
  • criticism or review

Permission: You can always seek permission from the publisher/author.

Creative Commons (CC) Licence: Author grants permission to share and use the work in advance. This is a worldwide licence and it lasts as long as the copyright.

Exemptions?

Irish Copyright Licensing Agency (ICLA)

UCC has a licence which allows:

Staff/students "to copy extracts from published works in which copyright subsists." but "not in connection with any commercial activity."

Limitations:

Up to 10% of a work or a chapter

1 article in an issue of a journal