Copyright, license language, and data can be complicated. Factual data is not copyrightable, but representations of it can be (e.g. databases).
A good overview can be found in an article by Cornell's Peter Hirtle, "Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights in Data Management".
Do you have questions regarding copyright and your data? Contact your liaison librarian or one of the library's copyright experts:
Ensure that you can find and access your digital research data* into the future!
Go HERE to learn more about these topics.
Contact Jeff Lacy if you'd like to set up a Data Management workshop for your students.
*Data is almost anything: spreadsheets, text files, photographs, video and audio files, and more.
Do your funders require the deposition of data sets? Do you have data that you want to make available to the world? Begin by:
If you aren't sure which location is best for your data, please contact us! We're happy to help you find the best place.