Intellectual property rights

Intellectual property rights (IPR)

What is IPR?
The phrase Intellectual property refers to ideas. Copyright applies to the tangible form of those ideas.
How does that affect me?
At GCU you own the IPR and copyright of your thesis and the rights to publish and distribute it.

There may be exceptions:
  • If you have been sponsored to complete your research, the sponsoring body may require you to transfer or assign copyright to them.
  • This may also be the case if you have been awarded a research grant.
  • Check the small print and discuss this with your supervisor.
In any case you will always retain the IPR of your work.

Creative Commons License
Copyright and your thesis by Dr Jane Secker, LSE adapted by Marion Kelt, GCU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.