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Copyright questions in scientific research

  • Duration of the project: 2023 — 2024

Cupore conducts a research project on copyright issues related to scientific research. The topics concern especially the use of copyrighted research material and the availability of research publications.

The research will be carried out in 2023–2024.

  • Open access to research data and publications increases the usability and effectiveness of research. Open access publishing has become more common in recent years, and research funders are demanding it more and more often. At the same time, the publication fees of scientific publishers have increased.
  • The research material may include works protected by copyright, such as photographs or audiovisual works. Problems in the acquisition of rights to use the material can hinder research.

In the project, a snapshot of the copyright challenges in conducting scientific research is formed. The research focuses especially on questions related to digital research material protected by copyright and current themes related to open publishing.

The research project is part of Cupore’s continuous assessment of the Finnish copyright system. The goal is to increase the transparency of the copyright system, add to the general understanding of the system’s operation and support fact-based decision-making.

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