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Are universities finally waking up to the value of copyright?

Gadd, Elizabeth (2017) Are universities finally waking up to the value of copyright? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (06 Mar 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Whereas a large majority of universities have been proactive about claiming ownership of intellectual property such as patents or teaching materials, only a small percentage have been similarly assertive about copyright. However, amidst continued debate over the affordability of and access to scholarly communication, what practical attempts have been made to retain copyright within the academy rather than assign it to publishers? Elizabeth Gadd has examined copyright policies at 81 UK universities and found that, while a majority still relinquish copyright in scholarly works, an encouraging 20% of university policies sought to share rights with academic staff through licensing. Moreover, the development of a UK equivalent to ‘Harvard-style’ open access policies should help further coordinate efforts to retain copyright within the academy.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 10:55
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 09:41
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69964

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