• Information about copyright while studying

Do you know whether you are allowed to share, copy or scan texts and images? And what can others do with your work or notes? If not - read more here.

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Photocopying and scanning for your own private use

There is a difference between photocopying and scanning material. You can read here what is allowed.

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Sharing material with other students

It is easy to share material, but it is not always allowed. It all depends on how you share the material. Learn how to legally share material.

Citation or plagiarism

The line between citation and plagiarism can be difficult to gage. Do you know how much you are allowed to quote before your citation becomes plagiarism? If not, read more here.

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How can others use your work?

Assignments that you have worked on yourself are also subject to copyright. Therefore, there are a number of things you need to be aware of when others would like to make use of your work, or when you make your work public. 

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AV material

Through Mediestream, you can find radio, television and commercial broadcasts. But how can you use them in your studies?

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Using images

It is easy to find images on the Internet for your assignments, but there are a number of rules for the use of images which you need to be aware of.

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Recording lectures

If you would like to record a lecture and share the footage with others, then you will need your lecturer's permission.

More about copyright

Do you want to know more about copyright?

What is copyright?

Copyright protects the creators of texts, music, images, websites, television broadcasts, databases, etc. The vast majority of works are protected by copyright. The copyright represents a balance between creator and user. One should therefore be aware of one’s own copyright, as well as respecting the rights of others. Developments in the digital world have brought an increased focus on copyright, this also applies to the use of copyrighted material within universities.

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What is Copydan?

Copydan is an association that manages the copyright of a range of rights holders. This management of rights consists of the collection and redistribution of remuneration in connection with copyrights held under licensing agreements. Read more at

Framework agreements

Framework Agreement of 1 January, 2017, between Aarhus University and Copydan, on the reproduction of copyrighted material.

(Agreement on scanning and storage possibilities, as well as rights when producing course packs)

Agreement of 16 May, 2012 between Aarhus University and Copydan Visual concerning the use of images at Aarhus University.

(Agreement on the lawful use of individual printed and digital pictures in teaching materials)

Copydan Visual has a brief description of the agreement (in danish).