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Open Access: Copyright

This guide introduces open access, describes how researchers can make their work open access, and describes support for open access publishing provided by the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.

About Copyright

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IP Ownership at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech's most relevant policies in this regard are the Policy on Intellectual Property (Policy 13000) and Ownership and Control of Research Results (Policy 13015)

Open Licensing: Creative Commons

Creative Commons licenses are a way to give certain permissions in advance, overcoming reader uncertainty about how your work can be shared and re-used. It represents a shift from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved." The licenses work alongside copyright; you are still the copyright owner.  By giving permission in advance, you increase the efficiency of knowledge sharing.  Learn more about Creative Commons below:

Defining Openness

Institutional Repository Manager

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Philip Young
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