Many projects that work with the exchange of documents eventually stumble upon the issue of copyrights. Having a sound approach to this issue is essential to the feasibility of the exchange initiative. This document provides a summary of our findings on the matter of copyrights and outlines a plan of action. It has been carefully drafted after conducting legal research and a number of consultations with various stakeholders. This investigation has shown that a feasible approach to the copyright issue must strive for a balance between the involved interests: of the exchange coordinator, the course owner and the receiving institutions. The suggested copyright policy, which is reflected in the drafted license agreements, aims to do so.
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