Copyright Matters

This section provides a basic introduction to some of the copyright issues relating to academic publishing and institutional repositories such as QUT ePrints. It contains some practical suggestions for managing your copyright. This particular aspect of copyright law is complex and still evolving so please read the disclaimer on this page and, if necessary seek further advice from the University Copyright and Repositories Officer,

What is copyright and why should it concern me?

Information about copyright and academic publishing and QUT's Intellectual Property Policy.

Managing your copyright

How you can retain the right to deposit a copy of your work in QUT ePrints and information about QUT's ePrints Deposit Agreement.

Managing plagiarism

What should you do if you discover that your work on QUT ePrints has been plagiarised? Managing plagiarism outlines steps to take in response to plagiarism of your thesis. Former QUT students, as owners of their copyright, will be responsible for these actions.

Readers and reproduction rights

Information about the rights and conditions of using QUT ePrints material and its associated metadata.

Links to more information about copyright


The information provided here is intended as a general guide to QUT staff and students on the copyright issues that relate to the self-archiving of academic papers in the QUT eprint repository, QUT ePrints. While every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, Queensland University of Technology excludes any and all liability for any errors in or omissions from the information on this web site or any third party web site assessable from this web site.

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