Open Access and Scholarly Communications: Managing Your Rights
Keeping Your Copyrights
Determining Your Rights for Previously Published Work
If you transferred your copyright to the publisher at the time of publication, your right to re-use the content in teaching and publication may be restricted. To determine your rights, take the following steps:
- If you have it, check your original publishing agreement.
- Look for the specific publisher's policies on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
- Contact the publisher.
Creative Commons Licensing
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables you to grant the public permission to use your work under conditions of your choice. Creative Commons licenses do not replace copyright but work alongside it, allowing you to keep your copyrights while permitting certain uses of your work. You can choose to permit or deny commercial uses or your work, the creation of derivative works, and whether or not new works must be licensed under the same terms. To select a license for your work, try the Creative Commons License Chooser tool.
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