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Last Updated: Sep 20, 2018     Views: 125

What is Copyright? 

Copyright is the legal right that protects the use of your work once your idea has been physically expressed. The current copyright legislation in the UK is the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You can find out more about copyright legislation by visiting the Intellectual Property Office and also the University of Sheffield's information pages.

For more complex library copyright enquiries please email: library@sheffield.ac.uk or see the library's guide to copyright.

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