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Authorship, Ownership and Attribution of Copyright in Center Research Outputs

14 May 2014, CGIAR Master Class, Leanne Wiseman

Copyright plays a vital role in the publication and dissemination of agricultural, scientific and technical content. Copyright law gives authors a set of rights which to enable them to control the use of their work and, importantly, to be recognised as the creator of the work. Copyright law is central to the open access movement. As licensing is one of the common ways in which research is made openly accessible, it is important to note that it is only the copyright owner that has the ability to exploit and licence works. This master class examined the issues that arise when determining authorship and ownership of centers' research outputs and the importance of attribution of ownership.

 

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