Did you know that you own the copyright to any scholarly work you create unless you give that right away? As soon as your work is in a tangible form (a Word document, a web site, a recording), the copyright is yours.
Guides & Tools
You own the right to…
Reproduce your work
Distribute your work
Prepare derivative works
Publicly display or perform your work
Authorize others to do any of the above
If you are interested in retaining certain rights to your scholarly work, adding a copyright addendum to your publisher’s agreement may be the solution. Creative Commons has provided an “addendum engine” that will generate a personalized PDF addendum with the agreement type you select.
Create Your Addendum
- SPARC Author Addendum
- SPARC provides a blank, printable version of an author’s addendum
UCF’s Rights to Works by University Personnel
The “Copyright and Works” regulation describes rights in copyright for works created at the University. This regulation also expresses the University’s policy to encourage university personnel to produce copyrightable works that contribute to their professional stature, public knowledge, and the University’s mission. As part of encouraging the production of works, the University disclaims certain interests and shares the benefits of others with the University personnel who create the works.
For details regarding the University of Central Florida rights to your scholarly work, please review University Regulation 2.033 “Copyright and Works”.