Responsible use of information
Understanding the importance of responsible and ethical use of information is a key aspect in all academic and scientific work, respecting the basic principles of intellectual property.
In the LRC Library training room in the Virtual Campus you can find courses and training workshops on intellectual property. If you cannot attend the training courses, you can access recordings of training sessions or request an appointment for personalized support with a librarian who can offer you advice.
What is intellectual property?
The Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, defines it as “the set of rights that correspond to authors and other owners (artists, producers, radio broadcasters, etc.) over the works and services resulting from their creative endeavors.”
- The Intellectual Property Act (art. 32) allows the use of third-party materials for teaching purposes, but it is necessary to understand the conditions in which these materials can be reproduced, distributed and presented publicly and to use them properly.
- Responsible use of information is the collection of rules, established policies and best practices that protect the safety of the information and the authors, regulated by the intellectual property legislation.
What is copyright?
This is the collection of rights that authors have to their works.
- Moral rights: these accompany the author throughout their life; they are unwavering and inalienable. They include the right to be recognized as the author.
- Asset-related rights: these are the rights that enable the author to receive economic compensation for the use of their work by third parties. Unlike moral rights, these rights may be transferred, permitting reproduction, distribution, public dissemination or transformation.