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Copyright and Data Management
Retaining Your Copyrights
When you create a new original work, whether it is a research article, book or book chapter, opera or other creative work, you are automatically granted copyright for that work.
Copyright is a bundle of rights, which include:
- The right to reproduce the work
- The right to prepare derivative works
- The right to distribute the work
- The right to publicly perform the work
- The right to publicly display the work
When you sign a copyright transfer agreement, you transfer the copyright ownership of your work in exchange for the publication of that work. As such, you are limited to following the often restrictive requirements the publisher requires in order to further disseminate your work.
By negotiating to retain your copyrights, you can share your work freely and openly without running afoul of the law or the publisher. Librarians in the Scholarly Communications and Publishing department are happy to assist you with questions you may have while negotiating to retain your copyrights.
- SPARC Addendum - Provided by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), this publishing addendum can be used to negotiate to reserve your copyrights during the publishing process.
- Science Commons Addendum Generator - Enter basic information about your article and generate a publishing addendum.
- Introduction to Publisher Agreements - A two-page guide to publisher copyright agreements from Tim Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law.
- Copyright - K-State copyright resources.
- K-State Copyright Consultation Service - Fill-able web form to send copyright related questions to the Copyright Consultation Service.
- NIH Data Management Plans - Plan information at the K-State Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
- Data Management Research Guide - Tips and information for managing data put together by Meagan Duever, Data Services Librarian.
- Data Management & Sharing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - FAQs for data management from the National Science Foundation.