Copyright Policy

Financial rights of all articles published in the Journal of Media and Religion Studies (MEDIAD), especially all kinds of printing rights and copyrights including processing, reproduction, representation, printing, publishing, distribution and transmission via internet belong to Erciyes University Media and The Center for Media and Religion Studies (MEDIAM).

The usage rights of academic content published in the Journal of Media and Religious Studies (MEDIAD) are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND4.0). With this license, the academic content published in the journal can be downloaded or shared by following the excitation rules, but cannot be changed and used for commercial purposes.

Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools create a balance within the traditional "all rights reserved" structure created by law.

The copyright of our journal is as follows;

  • 1. No registration is required for copyright. Rights on intellectual and artistic works are born with the production of the work. Copyrights have an abstract nature. They are intangible goods created by human thought and protected by copyright. Copyrights have an independent asset and legal value.
  • 2. The principle of territoriality applies to copyrights. In which country the protection is requested, the protection conditions are determined according to the legislation of that country.
  • 3. It has the nature of absolute rights. Copyrights can be asserted against everyone. However, various limitations have been imposed on this absolute right for reasons such as the protection of community interest. Limitations imposed on the absolute right: It consists of restrictions on public order, general morality, public interest, and exceptions for the benefit of private interest (personal use, etc.). (For example, it is possible that a work can be reproduced for private use without profit.)
  • 4. Intellectual property rights are protected for a certain period of time (70 years in intellectual and artistic works, etc.). Intellectual products have a separate and independent legal status.
  • 5. Intellectual products are regulated within the framework of special laws, regulations, and regulations.

However, users may refer to the published full text of the articles.

Violation of copyrights is a criminal offense as defined under the relevant articles of the Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works Numbered 5846.