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Open Access: Copyright

Copyright and Scholarly Commons

  • All research outputs included in our repository Scholoarly Commons are copyright-compliant.
  • When you have a journal article published, many publishers require you to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) which means they own the copyright in the published version.
  • The majority of scholarly journal publishers permit the author to deposit the post-print version of their article in their institutional repository or on a personal website. See details in the section "Versions of a Published Research Output".
  • AUT Library staff will carefully check the copyright situation before adding your research outputs to Scholarly Commons. We check publishers' archiving policies on the RoMEO database.

Publisher Copyright Policies

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is an international non-profit organisation that provides free legal tools to enable people to share and reuse copyright works.

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is particularly interested in ensuring that publicly funded copyright works are open by default, to enable the active reuse of New Zealand's culture and knowledge.

Creative Commons provides free copyright licences to the public. These licences ensure that others can copy and distribute your work, provided they give your credit, on the conditions you specify.

The six CC licences are used by many OA publications around the world.


Example:

ATTRIBUTION creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/nz

This licence lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.

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Copyright and author rights