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SPARC Author Addendum
If your publishing contract does not allow you to retain copyright or archive your work, consider using this addendum with your contract to retain the rights you want.
Copyright Addendum Engine
Enter your information and the rights you want to retain, then generate a PDF to attach to your contract.
Understanding Rights Reversion
Have you written a book that has fallen out of print? Would you like to broaden your readership? Find out about rights reversion from the Authors Alliance.
Authorship and Ownership in U.S. Copyright Law
FAQ from the author's perspective from the Authors Alliance.
IP Ownership at Virginia Tech
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:
Institutional Repository Manager
All original content on this page is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 3rd-party content including, but not limited to images and linked items, are subject to their own license terms.