Copyright Literacy of Doctoral Students in France

  • Joumana BoustanyEmail author
  • Annaïg Mahé
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 552)


This paper aims to produce comprehensive knowledge of the copyright literacy of doctoral students in France and to know how familiar they are with copyright issues. In order to achieve this objective, a web-based survey has been conducted. Results show a significant lack of awareness of copyright and intellectual property issues. Furthermore, there is a gap between the general copyright and intellectual property competencies they assess and the level of awareness about more specific items. It also reveals the existence of a relationship between levels of awareness and disciplines, as well as gender and year of study. Students lack training and show preferences for certain types of training and topics.


Copyright literacy France Doctoral students Higher education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DICEN IDF EA 7339Université Paris DescartesParisFrance
  2. 2.DICEN IDF EA 7339Urfist de Paris/Ecole nationale des ChartesParisFrance

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