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DigitalCommons@UConn: Copyright Statement

DigitalCommons@UConn is a digital institutional repository (IR) of the intellectual output of the University of Connecticut’s faculty, staff, and students. It brings the university's research under one electronic umbrella, with the aim to preserve and provide access to that research. It is an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Presentations, senior theses, and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the IR.

Contributing to the IR: Copyright Statement

Any author publishing work in DigitalCommons@UConn must either own the copyright for the work or have the copyright owner(s) permission to publish in the IR. Authors retain copyright for submissions, assuming they own it. For details on how to secure permission or retain certain rights at the time of publication, see the Copyright Guidelines section in the IR's Information for Authors page, or see Publisher Agreements and Model Agreement Addenda & Licenses in this site.

Authors who are interested in applying for patents should be aware that uploading documents to DigitalCommons@UConn may constitute "public disclosure," which may adversely impact a patent application. Learn more about novelty (newness) and prior art (previous information disclosed to the public before a given date) at Wikipedia. For more information, contact UConn's Center for Science and Technology Commercialization. That unit is responsible for the identification, evaluation, protection, marketing, and licensing of the university's inventions in the life and health sciences.

Using Materials in the Institutional Repository

All materials in the IR are protected by copyright, unless otherwise specified. Uses of copyrighted works that exceed a reasonable determination of fair use or other exception require permission from the copyright holder. Contributors to the IR also have the option to selectively pre-grant permission to use their work through such means as a Creative Commons license. Users can look for authors' contact information and copyright statements in the contributor profiles, but this sort of information was not widespread as of December 2006.

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Information in this page was reviewed and approved by legal counsel. Please see disclaimer. Review date: September 2007.

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