On the Copyrights and the Rights and Duties of the Users
- The scope of the usage of the corpora is defined in
the contracts done between the owners of the corpora and the
Department of General Linguistics, University of Helsinki. Depending
on the scope of the licence, the
corpora can be used as research material, as material in
research and teaching, as material in
non-commercial language technological applications, and most of the corpora
can also be used as material in such "commercial linguistic technological or
other applications which do not transgress copyright law".
In the contract on
connecting different language corpora in electronic form or which
can be converted into electronic form in order to be adjusted
at the University of Helsinki Language Corpus Server the usage of the corpora
is defined as follows:
- § 1. ...
For the databanks of different languages made up of the
electronic texts/language material, the material will be processed
both manually and electronically, but their contents shall not be
changed. For example, information about clauses, paragraphs, word
classes or other linguistic properties which are required for the
academic research into the material as well as the data required when
processing the material electronically can be linked to the
- § 5. "According to the Agreement the Department of General
Linguistics of the University of Helsinki is not permitted to transfer
On the copyrights and the access to the data
- The copyrights are defined with the contracts done
between the Department of General Linguistics and the data owners. The
copyrights defined with the contracts are based on the Copyright
Law. The copyrights must be taken into account also in the
"Computer account application for the use of the corpora at the UHLCS"
(The computer account application form).
- § 2. "The usufruct of the texts/language material shall be
free of charge, and the Holder of the Right does not have the rights
to the results of the research. Those who promoted the construction of
the language bank will be described in the brochures and documents
produced and published by the language bank."
- § 3. "The texts/language material will not be used in their
entirety, but in parts size of which do not have commercial
significance and which, as such, have no literary value."
- § 4. "The Department of General Linguistics of the University of
Helsinki will be responsible for the appropriate data security of the
language bank's material. The language bank can be used only by those
who have been granted an individualized licence on application. Each
user shall sign an agreement in which the user undertakes to obey the
restrictions concerning the use of each text or piece of language
material and the requirements of copyright law. The Holder of the
Right and the restrictions concerning the usufruct of the
texts/language material agreed in '1 of the Agreement will be
mentioned in connection with each text or piece of language material."
The copyrights of the new data that will be adapted at the UHLCS
must be defined with the contracts.
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