This page is intended to answer the most common questions relating to copyright as it applies specifically to cIRcle. If you are the copyright owner when you submit an item to cIRcle, you retain the copyright to your work. All that is required is that you complete the cIRcle Non-Exclusive Distribution License which permits cIRcle to make your work openly accessible and to preserve it long-term. For more details please see the cIRcle Intellectual Property Policy or refer to the copyright and author's rights resources listed below.
Copyright and Author Rights
For the latest information on copyright as it applies to teaching and research at UBC, please see UBC's Copyright Page.
To learn more about how you can publish in a traditional journal while also making a copy of your article available for download in cIRcle without most copyright and financial restrictions please refer to UBC's Authors' guide to managing copyrights: For Authors: Managing your Copyright.
- Do I sign over my copyright when I deposit my works in cIRcle?
- What version of an article can I deposit in cIRcle?
- Can I deposit an article at the time of submission to the publisher?
- Will I be violating my copyright agreements with my publishers if I contribute published material to cIRcle?
- What are permissions, and when do I need to get them?
- What is a cIRcle Non-Exclusive Distribution License?
- Who owns copyright?
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