Copyright is relevant to both students, researchers and teachers at DTU – as well as to members of the public who use DTU Library.

Copyright refers to the set of legal rights granted to an author or creator of an original work of literature or art.

Basically, copyright makes it illegal to use another person’s work without the permission of the copyright owner.

Luckily, both copyright law and the publishing agreements that DTU has made with various rights holders contain exceptions, allowing students and employees at DTU (and Danish citizens in general) to use other people’s works without having to contact each and every copyright owner.

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Read more about copyright at DTU:

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Danish Copyright Law

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