Copyright protection is afforded to any work that is in a form that can be seen, reproduced, or otherwise communicated. Some examples:
- pictoral, graphic, and sculptural works
An owner of a copyright has exclusive rights to use or authorize:
- to prepare derivitive works
- to distribute copies or the work to the public by sale, rental, lease, lending, or transfer of ownership
- to perform work publically
- to display the work publically
- for sound recordings, to perform publically via digital audio transmission
There are several specific areas of copyright law that apply to the UC community:
- Plagiarism. The university's policy can be found on the UC Library site, and the Student Code of Conduct can be found here.
- Faculty, staff and student intellectual property issues - IPO office at UC and UC Libraries copyright policy here.
For more information, visit:
UC Information on Copyright Infringement