"Intellectual property rights apply to research data and play a role when creating, sharing and reusing data"
Many kinds of data created as part of a research project are subject to the same rights as literary or artistic work. Such items acquire rights like copyright or more general Intellectual Property (IP) rights when they are created.
This gives the rights owner control over the exploitation of their work, such as the right to copy and adapt the work, the right to rent or lend it, the right to communicate it to the public and the right to licence and distribute.
These rights need to be taken into account when creating, using and sharing data.
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