What kinds of materials are covered by copyright?
Essentially any work or material that includes some intellectual property, regardless of whether it is published or a commercially available product, is covered by copyright.
If you are in doubt, you should assume that content you did not create is covered by copyright.
Obvious examples include:
- Written material
- Musical works
- Dramatic works
- Artistic works
- Computer programs
- Sound recordings
- Broadcasts of television and radio programs
- Published editions such as books, journals, newspapers and magazines
- Websites and associated files
Please view the Copyright Guide on the University Library website for more information about the above topic as well as other areas of Copyright.