Links

  • The website 'Copyright Management for Scholarship' deals with copyright ownership in higher education, university policy on copyright and arrangements between universities, authors and publishers.
    https://www.surf.nl/themas/digitale-rechten (in Dutch only) 

  • 10 Big Myths about copyright explained.
    An attempt to answer common myths about copyright seen on the net and cover issues related to copyright and USENET/Internet publication. 
    www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html 

  • When you have created an original work, you don't want someone else to be able to use it or pass it off as their own. That's why we have copyright. Copyright means that anyone who creates a work is the only one that has the right to decide on the exploitation of this work, as well as that those works are protected from abuse by others. Copyright is one of the things that helps people stay creative.
    www.auteursrecht.nl/auteursrecht/pagina.asp?pagnaam=auteursrecht (in Dutch only) 

  • Repositories, copyright and creative commons for scholarly communication, Hoorn, E.
    The author considers ways librarians can support scholars in managing the demands of copyright so as to respond to the needs of scholarly communication. Intellectual Property Rights have become increasingly powerful and far-reaching. This has grown to be the standard opening line of papers in the field of law addressing issues of copyright for scientific research and scholarly publishing. Concerns are expressed about the likelihood of preserving the public domain in the Internet era. Currently new ways to safeguard the values and the entire potential of scholarly publishing and communication are being explored within the framework of existing copyright law. To date copyright law has always been reasonably balanced, weighing the interests of rights owners against those of users and the public interest generally. Gepubliceerd in/Published in: Ariadne Magazine, Issue 45, October 2005.
    www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/hoorn/ 

  • Stichting PRO (Publicatie- en Reproductierechten Organisatie = Publications and  Reproductions Rights Organization) is the Dutch copyrights organization for publishers. PRO collects and distributes a number of copyright fees, mainly in the field of course readers:
    http://www.stichting-pro.nl/nl/Universiteit/ (in Dutch only) 

  • Offering your work under a Creative Commons license doesn't mean that you give up your copyrights; it means that you're offering some of your rights, under certain conditions, to whoever wants to use your work.
    Which conditions and licenses are there? On the Creative Commons website you can pick and choose from a list of conditions and opt for one of the six available Creative Common licenses.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/