Copyright basics - Creator's rights for published works
Works that you have created are also subject to copyright. Publishing agreements may assign or licence a broad range of rights to the publisher. The following internet sites provide information about publisher policies or alternatives:
- SHERPA/RoMEO - provides a summary of publisher copyright policies and self-archiving
- Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) - information compiled by the Association of Research Libraries (note: this is an organization from the United States; not all information is valid for Canada).
Creators who want to facilitate the dissemination of their works while preserving ownership rights should consider using one of the licences proposed by Creative Commons.