Author Rights / Open Access

Hamilton College Policies on Intellectual Property
Author Rights
Open Access Resources
  • DOAB - Directory of Open Access Books
  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
  • OpenDOAR - Directory of Open Access Repositories
  • Open Data Sites
  • Right to Research Coalition - College and university students advocating and educating for Open Access
  • ROARMAP - Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies
  • RoMEO - a searchable database of publishers' policies regarding the self-archiving of peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • SHERPA - a group of UK institutions collaborating on Open Access projects.
  • SPARC - The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition
Creative Commons License

With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow others to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit — and only on the conditions you specify.

U.S. Copyright Office Registration

All works are automatically protected by copyright at the time of creation. A copyright registration is not required, but is advised if you ever wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. Copyright does not protect names, titles, slogans, or short phrases. In some cases these may be protected as trademarks. For more information consult the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

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