Legal issues regarding publishing your own work

Publishing your own texts or research data usually involves a range of legal implications, copyright issues in particular. Having said that, personal rights, data privacy and trademark and patent rights should also be taken into account. Issues surrounding licensing must also be clarified so that the data can be re-used at a later date.

Although the University Library cannot offer legal advice, we have compiled a list of websites that may be useful for an initial overview.

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