COPYRIGHT

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IIUM Guide to Students on the Copyright of Thesis

 

The general condition of this copyright is that the thesis / dissertation is produced as part of the student’s course of study at IIUM. However, the detailed conditions are listed below:

 

Thesis/ dissertation copyright owner

Any of the conditions below:

Student

1.  The student is self-sponsored.

2.  The research and thesis / dissertation is fully-funded by the student

3. The research does not involve substantial use of institutional resources and/or services beyond the common provision.

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

1. The student is fully sponsored by IIUM or the Malaysian government.

2. The research and thesis / dissertation is fully-funded by IIUM or the Malaysian government.

3. The research is a sponsored project such as FRGS, RMGS, Bio-Science etc.

- The student is working as a team member on a project that derives from the intellectual property of academic staff or involves substantial collaboration with academic staff.  

Joint ownership between student and IIUM**

1. The student is partially sponsored by IIUM or the Malaysian government.

2. The research involves substantial use of institutional resources and/or services beyond the common provision.

- E.g. The University makes special purchases of equipment or materials for the project where these purchases are not included in the student’s ‘bench fee’.

Joint ownership between student and other third parties*

1. The student is sponsored by a third party.

2. The student secures a project which is sponsored by a third party abroad and implements it in the University.

 

*   Student is advised to check the terms of his/her sponsorship agreement prior to the commencement of the project or programme of study. 

** In the case when the work is co-owned, it will be for the whole copyright duration i.e. lifetime plus fifty years after the death of the student author.

 

Note:

a.    This Guide must be read together with the IIUM Policies and Guidelines for Intellectual Property Rights & Commercialisation.

b.    Students must be aware of these conditions at the initial stage of their enrolment. This shall be the responsibility of the Deputy Dean PG at the respective kulliyyahs and the supervisors.