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Copyright : Authors' Rights and Responsibilities

An information guide to U.S. Copyright Law as it applies to the university environment.

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NIH Public Policy

In order to ensure public access to research funded through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), all authors are required to submit final peer-reviewed manuscipts to the PubMed Central digital archive upon the paper's acceptance for publication.  

Not sure if your paper qualifies?  Go to the NIH Public Access homepage to find out.

University Policies

The Michigan Technological University's Board of Control Bylaws and Policies, Chapter 14, addresses Patents and Propietary Rights for employees and students at Michigan Tech. Section 14.3 contains the University's Copyright Policy Regarding Scholarly, Academic and Artistic Works.


Learn More @ SPARC

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition or SPARC provides information on copyright, publishing agreements and more on their Author's Rights page.


The information presented in this guide is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.