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1 Intellectual Property and e-theses Theo Andrew Intellectual Property and e-theses: What you need to know

2 Intellectual Property and e-theses Theo Andrew JISC Legal publication: Intellectual Property and Electronic Theses Andrew, T (2004)

3 Intellectual Property and e-theses Theo Andrew Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Copyright Trademark Designs & models Patents Database

4 Intellectual Property and e-theses Theo Andrew Copyright -Most applicable IPR -Automatically granted, with conditions -Economic, moral and paternal rights ©

5 Intellectual Property and e-theses Theo Andrew Patent Law - Must be applied for - Specific conditions - Prior publication

6 Intellectual Property and e-theses Theo Andrew Database Rights -Amendment to the CDPA Similar to © -However 3 main differences.

7 Intellectual Property and e-theses Theo Andrew Determining copyright ownership in theses -Normal course of employment (Custom & practice differ in UK HE!) -British theses authored under the conditions of your institutions rules & regulations -Typically, thesis author owns copyright (not always)

8 Intellectual Property and e-theses Theo Andrew Alternate scenarios - Institution ? - CASE-partners ? - Research councils X

9 Intellectual Property and e-theses Theo Andrew Agreements Deposit Licence Thesis restriction and the Freedom Of Information Act End User Licence

10 Intellectual Property and e-theses Theo Andrew Elements of the Deposit Licence: Depositors declaration Repositorys Rights & Responsibilities - Digital Preservation - Access & Distribution - Metadata - Legal responsibility

11 Intellectual Property and e-theses Theo Andrew E-theses & the FOIA -Complications start with thesis restrictions -Right of access regardless of IPR ownership -Unless valid exemption applies

12 Intellectual Property and e-theses Theo Andrew Possible FOIA exemptions: The material is due for publication, or the author is actively seeking to publish the material. The release of the material would prejudice substantially the commercial interests of any person. The material includes information that was obtained under a promise of confidentiality.

13 Intellectual Property and e-theses Theo Andrew End User Licence Agreement -Defines what rights users have on downloaded material. -Offers protection against potential misuse. -Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike Licence.

14 Intellectual Property and e-theses Theo Andrew IS THE THESIS GOING ONLINE? WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT? (14-18) WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT? (14-18) 3 RD -PARTY (E.G. CASE- PARTNER) STUDENT INSTITUTION 3 RD -PARTY (E.G. CASE- PARTNER) INSTITUTION STUDENT IS THE THESIS TO BE RESTRICTE D? (40-41) GAIN PERMISSION OR REMOVE ITEMS DEPOSIT LICENCE (to include): Depositors declaration (24) Digital Preservation (34-36) Metadata (38) Legal Responsibility (39) APPENDIX A DEPOSIT LICENCE (to include): Depositors declaration (24) 3 rd party © clearance (25) Rights & Responsibilities (31-33) Digital Preservation (34-36) Access & Distribution (37) Metadata (38) Legal Responsibility (39) APPENDIX A FOIA EXEMPTIONS APPENDIX B END USER LICENCES APPENDIX C DOES THE THESIS CONTAIN © MATERIAL ? (26-30) IS THE THESIS TO BE RESTRICTE D? (40-41) END USER LICENCES APPENDIX C FOIA EXEMPTIONS APPENDIX B THESIS REPOSITORY YES NO YES Flow chart highlighting the legal requirements for publication of e-theses (numbers in parentheses refer to the appropriate paragraph in the text body)

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