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Sample publishing agreement language and model licenses
Sample publishing agreement language and model licenses that promote the reuse of intellectual works
- Retain Certain Copyrights. The University of California's Reshaping Scholarly Communication website explains to authors how to retain rights to
their works by transfering a limited number of rights to publishers.
Includes examples of limited rights transfer agreements.
Author's Addendum. The Scholarly Publishing and Academic
Resources Coalition offers a form that authors can attach to their
publishing agreements to retain some rights. The form can be used
as an alternative to marking up the publisher's agreement.
Commons. Provides a selection of licenses that allows author
to retain copyright and/or grants broad rights to the public to
reproduce, display, and distribute creative works.
Sample Agreements and Forms. Office of General Counsel, University of Texas
(UT). Download sample agreements for copyright licensing, electronic journal publication, print publication, and more.
language for manuscript contracts. Office of Vice Provost
of Information Services, University of Kansas (KU). Recommends
language for manuscript contracts the allows author and KU colleagues
to retain the right to use works in teaching and research and
to post an electronic copy on a publicly accessible web site.
do you want from your publisher? International Mathematical
Union. Describes general principles for copyright agreements with
Library of Science License. PLOS uses the Creative Commons
Attribution License that allows authors to retain copyright of
their work while making it freely available.
General Public License. The original license for open access
software. Requires all modifications and extended versions to
be open software as well.
Further Reading on Copyright Ownership
Issues. Center for Intellectual Property. University of Maryland
University College (UMUC).
- Twigg, Carol A. Who Owns Online Courses and Course Materials? Intellectual Property
Policies for a New Learning Environment, The Pew Learning and
Technology Program, Center for Academic Transformation, Rensselaer
Owns What? Crash Copyright Tutorial. Office of General
Counsel, University of Texas System.