Individual authors retain their copyright, but are asked to complete a Non-Exclusive Licensing Agreement for materials deposited. Requests for commercial use of materials found in the DigitalCommons@Butler University will be referred back to the author.
The library will investigate all permissions on behalf of faculty who agree to have a SelectedWorks page created.
Investigating permissions for single submissions is handled on a case-by-case basis. Decisions to investigate permissions on behalf of faculty are based largely on available staff and current Digital Commons project loads. If you need help and are uncertain how to proceed, please contact Josh Petrusa (firstname.lastname@example.org/9236).
Requesting Your Own Permissions
What you can do with your own article will depend on the post-print policy of the publisher. Some publishers allow you to post any version of a paper on your personal site; others only allow certain versions, or do not allow any posting after publication. Upon acceptance most journals require the author to sign a consent form. Butler University Libraries will need a copy of your consent form that allows you to redistribute your article. If the consent form prohibits redistribution or is unclear you will need to contact the publisher and obtain proof of permissions. For sample text that you can use when contacting publishers to obtain permissions, please see this link.
You can also use the following resources to investigate copyright of your own work: