Copyright is an automatic, time-limited legal right that arises when an original intellectual property (e.g. a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work) has been recorded in any format. If you are the copyright owner of a work you have the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, lend, rent, communicate and adapt that work, and to control its exploitation by others.
Copyright affects the University in many ways. It exists in much of the work produced by UEA staff and students, as well as the books, journal articles and other materials required for teaching and research.
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