Copyright is the legal protection extended to the owner of the rights in an original work. “Original work” refers to every production in the literary, scientific and artistic domain.
Among the literary and artistic works enumerated in the IP Code includes books and other writings, musical works, films, paintings and other works, and computer programs.
Source: IPOPHL Website
FAQs regarding faculty members’ copyright over course packs
- What learning materials can be protected by copyright?
- All original literary, artistic and musical works are protected by copyright unless excluded by law (the IP Code)
- Does a faculty need to file for copyright protection?
- No. But a faculty may opt to register and deposit two copies of the work before the National Library. If the work is in the field of law, the registration and deposit will be made before the Supreme Court. Registration can be done online.
Fair use guidelines (for users of copyrighted material)
- Guidelines for Using or Incorporating Copyrighted Works into Coursepacks for the First Semester of AY 2020 – 2021
- Fair Use Guidelines for Universities Library Copying (copying and communication of short excerpts of copyright-protected works by the University Libraries (under review)
- Fair Use Guidelines for Universities to Administrative Copying (under review)
- Fair Use Guidelines for Universities to Musical Works and Sound Recordings; and Audio-visual (AV) Works (under review)
- Plagiarism vs. infringement (under review)
Guides on copyright (for authors)
- Copyright ownership – UP Revised IPR Policy of 2011
- Copyright for Thesis and Dissertations (guide on making one’s thesis available on open access and dealing with copyrighted material used in one’s thesis )
- Public Access to on Copyrightable or Patentable Academic Output
- Dealing with copyrighted material used in one’s thesis (under review)
- Copyright and Publication (guide on publishing one’s scholarly/research works, and the corresponding rights of the researcher/academic staff) (under review)
- Copyright notice
- Copyright registration
Requesting permission to use copyrighted materials
- Guidelines on Copyright Licensing (under review)
- Licensing Form (under review)