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Your Own Works: Rights and Ownership

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Because copyright protections attach automatically the moment a qualifying work is created, you unquestionably already own copyrights.

People commonly have questions about ownership and copyright around issues such as:
...ownership issues in scholarly publishing
...the copyright in your dissertation and/or thesis
...the copyright in other student works
...how to deal with suspected infringement


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This web site presents information about copyright law. The University Libraries make every effort to assure the accuracy of this information but do not offer it as counsel or legal advice. Consult an attorney for advice concerning your specific situation.