Directives on Intellectual Property Rights at JMI

Article 1: These directives shall be called "Directives on Handling Intellectual Property Rights at the Jordan Media Institute" and they shall become effective as of the date of their approval.

Article 2: Definitions for the Purpose of these Directives

Institute: Jordan Media Institute

Dean: Dean of the Jordan Media Institute

Intellectual Property Rights: Rights related to creations of the mind, including literary and artistic work, photography/filming (copyrights); as well as industrial property, such as patents, trademarks and trade secrets regulated by the provisions of laws.

Article 3: Applicability of the Directives’ Provisions

The provisions of these directives shall apply to all JMI employees, faculty members and students.

  1. Jordan Media Institute staff shall be committed to the application of the provisions of laws on intellectual property in effect in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and any amendments that are introduced to these laws.
  2. The provisions of these directives shall not affect any Intellectual Property Rights of others.

Article 4: Photocopying and Scanning

  1. No person at the JMI, including employees, faculty members and students, is permitted to photocopy copyrighted works (books, reference material, etc.) in violation of the rights of the author and/or publisher. The librarian must prepare the correct forms for photocopying.
  2. JMI students may scan 10-20% of any book or reference material that has an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for the purposes of study and research. This personal copy, whether in paper or electronic format, may not be circulated.
  3. Faculty members and trainers may use teaching materials copied from specific parts of academic reference books or periodicals that are available in the library, or on websites and TV programs, provided that the name of the author and the title of the work are cited.
  4. The JMI library may make a single photocopy of any work, a replacement of which is hard to obtain, for the purpose of preserving an original copy as a safeguard against loss or damage, without infringing on the rights of the author or the work and provided that this does not conflict with the intended ordinary use of the photocopied work.

Article 5: Use of Press Materials on the JMI Website

  1. JMI employees, faculty members and students may not use material published in newspapers and periodicals, or photocopy serial novels, short stories and other works, without the consent of their authors.
  2. They may photocopy reports, articles, and other news materials of a political, economic or religious nature that preoccupy public opinion, unless the newspaper in question explicitly states that they may not be photocopied. In all cases, a reference must be made to the source.
  3. They may also publish sermons, lectures, speeches and other similar materials that are delivered publicly, or are addressed to the public, without the permission of the author. In all these cases, the source and the author must be mentioned.

Article 6: Students’ Research and Class Work

  1. When doing academic research (graduation projects, daily homework and theses), students shall be committed to the scientific methodology of research writing. The research shall not have been published before or copied from a previous work and must be genuine and serious.
  2. Direct quotations from all reference sources must not exceed 30% in all cases and 10% from a single reference source.
  3. The following shall not be considered quotations and shall not constitute infringement of copyright unless they are marked by personal effort that involves innovation or organization:
  1. Laws, regulations, judicial rulings, decisions of administrative bodies, international conventions, official documents and official translations of these works or any part of them.
  2. News that is published, broadcast or disseminated publicly.
  3. Works that are in the public domain after their copyright protection has expired in line with copyright laws.

Article 7: Joint Research

  1. If two or more people at the JMI author a work and it is not possible to determine which part belongs to each one, all of them shall be considered equal owners of the work unless they decide otherwise. In this case, no one person may claim copyright to the work without the agreement of the other authors.
  2. The works produced by JMI students shall enjoy legal protection in accordance with copyright laws. However, they may not be published or used for any purpose other than the educational purposes for which they are designated. A written consent from the dean is required for publishing in any sites other than the JMI website.

Article 8: JMI Intellectual Property Rights

  1. All material produced by JMI faculty members and students, including literary and artistic works, shall enjoy copyright protection. These works shall be their exclusive right provided that they are produced without the use of JMI information, expertise and tools.
  2. The JMI shall have copyright of the works produced by faculty members and students that are related to the activities, homework, theses and research assigned by the dean or members of the teaching staff and in which the institute’s tools, facilities or materials are used.
  3. Upon enrollment, students shall state their commitment to copyrights in a written pledge and acknowledge reading the related directives and penalties.
  4. All the works, reports and press items produced by AKEED staff members, whether or not published or approved for publication, are the private property of the institute. No staff member may publish, republish or use this material except on the AKEED website and in accordance with its editorial policies.

Article 9: General Provisions

Without prejudice to the rights of others (infringed upon in accordance with the laws in force), the following disciplinary penalties shall be imposed on any person that violates the directives on Intellectual Property Rights:

  1. Disciplinary dismissal in cases of plagiarism from literary works and academic research which violators present as their own work.
  2. Withdrawal of the academic degree in accordance with laws and regulations if it is proven after graduation that literary works were plagiarized.
  3.  A warning and zero marks in the subject if quotations exceed 30% of the total in any work submitted by a student as a project or homework.
  4. Disciplinary action against JMI staff members will be taken in accordance with the list of penalties stipulated in the staff directives.