IP and copyright

IP and copyright

IP and copyright

Understanding how to protect your intellectual property (IP) and manage your copyright is an important part of being a researcher.

IP

The Australian Government defines IP as: "The property of your mind or proprietary knowledge. It is a productive new idea you create. This can be an invention, trade mark, design, brand or even the application of your idea". Our Office of Commercialisation and Innovation.

Copyright

Copyright is a legal way of protecting creative works. Copyright does not protect ideas, concepts, styles or techniques. For example, copyright will not protect an idea for a film or book, but it will protect a script for the film or even a storyboard for the film. The Library provides further copyright information.

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