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JCU does not assert ownership of copyright in teaching materials created by university staff. Employment at the University means that staff grant JCU a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use and adapt their teaching materials.


Generally speaking, JCU researchers hold copyright over their scholarly research outputs (e.g., books, book chapters, journal articles, conference proceedings, creative works, etc.).

Exceptions may include:

  • The scholarly output is subject to a contract that states a research or funding body holds copyright
  • The work has been published under conditions in which copyright has been given to the publisher
  • JCU has commissioned the scholarly work

Researchers should take note of agreements regarding copyright when producing or publishing their work.


Students own copyright for their original work.

More information

JCU Intellectual Property Policy