What works can be disseminated in the virtual classroom without third-party authorization?

Third-party authorization is not needed to disseminate works that are not subject to intellectual property, are in the public domain, come under any of the exceptions to the law or have been published under open access licenses. The following are the works that are not subject to intellectual property:

  • Rulings of jurisdictional bodies

  • Records, decisions, deliberations and findings of public agencies

  • Legal or statutory provisions and their corresponding draft bills

  • The official translations of the above texts

Example: it is possible to use freely the official text of the Intellectual Property Act in the official version in the Spanish State Gazette (BOE), but authorization would have to be sought to be able to use pages taken from the book Comentarios a la Ley de Propiedad Intelectual, by Rodrigo Bercovitz Rodríguez-Cano, published by Editorial Tecnos.

To avoid possible misinterpretations and future problems, before making content accessible in the virtual classroom, it is ALWAYS necessary to request this using the F6 queries tool, and the Library will take charge of consulting the Legal Office in cases where this is necessary.