Ethics, Rights and Intellectual Property
In UK universities, all research that involves human or animal subjects is monitored by institutional ‘ethics committees’ to ensure that the interests of the subjects are protected. Similarly, many aspects of the research process (theory, methods, findings etc.) draw on ideas and procedures that are the legal ‘intellectual property’ of others and must not be used without their permission. The materials under this topic will introduce you to key ethical and intellectual property issues that might affect your research, and help you to know where you can go for advice in specific circumstances.
- 30 mins
- How copyright could affect the way you study, research and work while at university.
- 4 mins
- This video tells the story of a photographer who learns to use both Copyright and Creative Commons to accomplish her goals.
- 15 mins
- An introduction to copyright issues.
- 30 mins
- A short introduction to Creative Commons Licences.
- 7 mins
- This animation portrays in a light-hearted way some of the IPR issues involved in new media.
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