Guide to Copyright and the Research Repository
Using the research repository to digitally archive your work and make it available on an Open access basis requires an awareness of Copyright Legislation. The acts involved in using the repository may include:copying material in which a third party owns copyright; storing it in a digital form; and communicating the digitally stored copy to the public – this is tantamount to publication
Other legal issues involved in presenting work on the internet are Freedom of information, Data protection, Patent Law and Contracts. However, the risks associated with these issues and the repository can be managed through the use of straightforward guidelines and polices such as those that guide deposit on this repository.
Bibliographic data and links are facts and therefore they are free of copyright limitations. Even if the full text of your work cannot be archived, its details can be listed and a link to full-text on the publishers web site given. If the reader has access to a subscription to the journal they will be able to download and read it according to the conditions of that subscription.
Detailed guidance on specific aspects of deposit on this repository are available below: