Published 7 September 2020

What are my rights over my open access book?

When you create original work, in most cases you will be the initial owner of the copyright in that work. This means that you have the exclusive right to make copies of your work; sell or otherwise distribute your work; prepare adaptations (e.g., audio editions, movie adaptations, and translations); and perform or display your work publicly.

Though these rights are subject to a number of limitations, an author generally has the choice whether to license or transfer any, or all, of these rights and, if so, to whom and to what extent. It is worth checking whether you will retain copyright as some publishers require a transfer of copyright.

The following toolkit article(s) address(es) this question:

Contracting and copyright

Choosing a licence

Last edited on 7 September 2020, at 12:19 (+0000)