Research & Copyright and Related Rights

Basics of copyright and related rights for researchers

Event time

17.9.2019 10.00 – 16.00


Hanken, Arkadiankatu 22, seminar room 411


Free of charge
Registration closed 13.9.2019


Materials will be updated here after the lecture.


10.00 – 11.00 Basics of Copyright – What is useful to know about copyright law?
Did you know that whenever you write a paper for your class or a poem, you automatically own the copyright to it? The basics of copyright will teach you the structure of the Copyright Act. An author has an exclusive right to make copies of the work or make the work available to the public and has moral rights to the work. You will get an insight of which works are protected by copyright and who owns the copyright to a work.

11.00 – 11.15 Break 

11.15 – 12.00 Teaching and good practices
Can I use someone else’s work? Can someone else use mine? Whether you are a professor or a student, many occasions will arise where you will want to use the copyrighted works of others. The exclusive rights of the copyright owner are limited. This lecture discusses the main issues to consider when using copyrighted material, including the limitations on the exclusive rights and different types of licenses. You will learn which copyrighted materials can be used for educational purposes without permission from the owners.

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

 13.00 – 13.45 Research and data protection

What is personal data? How does the GDPR affect me? This lecture address the key issues for researchers when collecting, storing, sharing or archiving personal data. The lecture provides advice for researchers to ensure compliance with the GDPR.

 13.45 – 14.30 Licenses and open data
What are open access and open data? What is a data management plan and how to write it? How to use copyrighted material in research and how to ensure that your own copyright is taken into account when allowing open access publishing? How to license research data? These questions and much more will be answered during this lecture.

14.30 – 14.45 Break

14.45 – 15.30 Open source licensing

What is open source licensing? What is the difference between open source and free software? What kind of conditions apply to open source software? These questions and the benefits and risks of open source licensing will be discussed.

15.30 – 16.15 Questions and conversation

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