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Helsingin yliopiston verkkojulkaisut

Helsingin yliopisto, Helsinki 2006

Tekijänoikeudet yliopistotutkimuksessa ja -opetuksessa

Pirjo Kontkanen

Väitöskirja, maaliskuu 2006.
Helsingin yliopisto, oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta, yksityisoikeuden laitos.

Copyright within university research and teaching

Freedom of science is the basic principal at the universities. Freedom of science and copyright are both guaranteed as constitutional rights. Constitutional rights act as principals. When deciding a concrete case one has to chart which rights are applicable and then weight the balance of the rights.

When studying copyright one has to take into account also directives and international agreements. National rules on copyright are based on several international agreements and a lot of directives have been given to harmonize national regulations.

In principal constitutional rights such as scientific freedom have been ensured and taken into account when enacting copyright legislation. Changes in society and universities, however, create new situations where copyright appear and interact in a new way.

When discussing the use of copyright protected material within university research and teaching one has to take into account how university functions have been divided into two sectors and how the principals directing university activities have to accommodate to changing conditions. In order to create more equal ways of handling copyright protected material at the universities and to ensure proper user rights for the university society university policies on copyright as well as a bit more detailed legislation on the relations between copyright and university research and teaching are needed. The present regulations do not ensure the rights of the university society to needed extent but leave too many situations uncertain.

The title page of the publication

Julkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty.

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