When you're ready to publish, be careful not to sign away your author rights. Options are available to help you keep your rights as authors:
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to meet with an expert on copyright permissions and author rights.
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) have gathered resources on copyright and IP issues.
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has created the SPARC scholar’s copyright addendum form to be used in the Canadian publishing environment. See the Scholar’s copyright addendum for the American version.
Creative Commons Canada is an organization which provides materials and resources related to copyright issues in the Canadian context.
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) provides a list of web resources on author rights.
The Creative Commons organization provides samples of copyright licences which give authors choices in the rights to retain and the rights they give others.
OASIS highlights open access developments and initiatives from around the world, with links to diverse additional resources and case studies.
Created by the Science Commons group of the Creative Commons Corporation, The form-creation site allows authors to amend traditional copyright agreements by specifying rights they wish to retain, to create a Scholar's Copyright Addendum.
The Copyright Collective Societies site provides links to collective societies which administer the rights of several copyright owners, granting permission and setting conditions of use.