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You Know What You Write, But Do You Know Your Rights? Understanding and Protecting Your Rights As an Author

Friday, March 28, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


When you publish a journal article, you sign a copyright agreement. Do you know what you’re agreeing to when you sign it? Different journals have different policies:

Some journals require you to relinquish your copyright. (You then have to ask permission or even pay to share your article with students and colleagues!) Some journals allow you to retain some rights (e.g., the right to post online). Some journals leave copyright in your hands. (You simply give the journal a non-exclusive license to publish the article.)

How can you find out a journal’s policy? How can you negotiate your contract to make the most of your rights as a scholar, researcher, and author? Come learn how to preserve your rights to reproduce, distribute, and display the work you create.

And what about articles you’ve already published? What did you sign when you were publishing them? Bring agreements you signed in the past, and we’ll examine what you agreed to, as well as what options you have now for altering the terms.

Friday, March 28, 2014
2pm – 4pm
Graduate Center, Room C197 (Concourse Level)
Space is limited! Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/cunyrights

There is one more Information Interventions @ CUNY coming up this year: Stay tuned for a panel about the controversy surrounding dissertations and open access!

Sponsored by the OpenCUNYLACUNY Junior Faculty Research RoundtableLACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable, and Just Publics @ 365.


Friday, March 28, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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C198 (Concourse Level)
The Graduate Center, CUNY + Google Map

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About the Author

Jill Cirasella is the Scholarly Communication Librarian and University Liaison at the CUNY Graduate Center.