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Got questions about how copyright applies to your work? This guide should lead you to some answers.


Authors of research papers, journal articles and monographs often have questions about how copyright applies to their work: Do I need to register my work for it to be copyrighted?  What sorts of content can I reuse in my work, and how?  What should I look for when signing a contract with a publisher? 

This guide is here to help!  Please select the appropriate query from the tabs above.  If you don't find information to help you answer your question, please feel free to contact the creator of this guide, Samantha Hines, with the information to the right. 

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, and this guide should not be construed as legal advice.  Please contact University or personal counsel if legal advice is needed.  This guide is created as a requirement for Level One Certification in Copyright Management & Leadership through the University of Maryland University College's Center for Intellectual Property.

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