Copyright automatically exists wherever an original idea is expressed in a physical format. This includes text, art, performance, sound recordings, music, film, broadcasts and typographical layouts.
Copyright is an exclusive, legal right given to the originator of the work for a fixed number of years, and University of Suffolk is committed to protecting the rights of those within its community for the works they produce, and to the protection of rights of third parties whose work may be accessed or used by those within the University of Suffolk community.
This guide is designed to help you make the right decisions when producing work, to both protect your own work, and the work of others.
If you have any questions, you should contact the Head of Learning Services.
Further information on licenses, reuse, and the protection of rights may be found through other resources: