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"Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.” (Peter Suber)
*OA removes price barriers (subscriptions, licensing fees, pay-per-view fees) and permission barriers (most copyright and licensing restrictions).
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- Right to reproduce
- Right to distribute
- Right to adapt
- Right to publicly perform
- Right to publicly display the copyrighted work.
Copyright protection is automatic. The author obtains these exclusive rights at the moment the copyrighted work has been “fixed in a tangible medium.
DON'T GIVE AWAY these rights by signing publisher's copyright transfer agreements (CTA's) without reading them.
- Authors Rights Initiative - "You have the right to own your work" - (SPARC)
- SHERPA/RoMEO- check publisher agreements
- Keep your copyrights.org -sample clauses & contracts
- Author's Rights - model language for authors (ARL subgroup)
SAMPLE Publisher Addendums
- SPARC sample addendum
- CIC sample addendum (pdf)
- Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine - will help you generate a PDF form that you can attach to a journal publisher's copyright agreement to ensure that you retain certain rights.
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