Guide to Copyright and the Research Repository - Copyright Responsibilities
Responsibility for the content of works uploaded to the repository lie with the authors and creators. The deposit process requires that researchers and research students declare that they have the authority to deposit the work and have exercised due diligence to ensure the work is original and that they are not infringing any intellectual property laws or other legislation. They must also assume responsibility if any breach is discovered and agree that the University does not hold any obligation to take legal action on behalf of any rights holders or the author. This waiver is also applied where work is sent to an administrator to upload on the authors behalf. For research Students the deposit licence includes a statement where by the student agrees that the university is not responsible for errors or accidental infringements, and neither will it be obliged to take legal action on behalf of any rights holders.
The University is obliged to ensure that reasonable care is taken to prevent general infringement of third party copyright and has in place policies, procedures and advice to ensure that this does not happen. Any doubts or concerns felt by authors should be raised with the Repository Manager who will be able to recommend a course of action to ensure authors do not make infringing deposits.