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Overview on publishing

Publishing your research, open access courses and performances

University staff and students wanting to publish their research, or perform copyright material to the general public, will need to consider a number of issues before doing so. University staff wanting to make their courses openly accessible will also have a range of issues to consider.

There are different issues to consider depending whether you are:

If you want to perform copyright material only to University staff and students for educational purposes, please refer to the Copyright for educators section.


This information is provided as general information only. It provides a basic introduction to copyright and is not intended to be comprehensive.

Reviewed December 2017

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