Who owns copyright?
You own copyright in your own original work, with some exceptions:
- If your research is externally funded, you might not own copyright in materials produced as a result of that research. The terms of the research contract will set out who owns copyright in the work produced.
- You might give copyright in your work to a publisher.
- The University owns copyright is some types of work.
When you jointly create a work with other authors you all own the copyright. For it to be a work of joint authorship, the contribution of each author is not distinct from the others. You need written permission of your co-author(s) to copy or publish that work.