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SUNScholar default license
When submitting an item to SUNScholar, you will be requested to grant the following license.
NON-EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION LICENSE In order for SUNScholar to reproduce, translate and distribute your submission worldwide your agreement to the following terms is necessary. By submitting this license, you (the owner of the rights), or on behalf of the owner of the rights, grants to the Stellenbosch University the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate (as defined below), and/or distribute your submission (including the abstract) worldwide in print and electronic format and in any medium, including but not limited to audio or video. You agree that the Stellenbosch University may, without changing the content, translate the submission to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation. You also agree that the Stellenbosch University may keep more than one copy of this submission for purposes of security, back-up and preservation. You represent that the submission is your original work, and that you have the right to grant the rights contained in this license. You also represent that your submission does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon anyone's copyright. If the submission contains material for which you do not hold copyright, you represent that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant the Stellenbosch University the rights required by this license, and that such third-party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the submission. IF THE SUBMISSION IS BASED UPON WORK THAT HAS BEEN SPONSORED OR SUPPORTED BY AN AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION OTHER THAN THE STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED ANY RIGHT OF REVIEW OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS REQUIRED BY SUCH CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT. The Stellenbosch University will clearly identify your name(s) as the submitter of the submission, and will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission. All items in the SUNScholar collection are subject to copyright.
The file can be found in the following folder on the server:
And the source can be found in the following folder:
- Don't just sign your copyright away. Licence your work by selecting a Creative Commons licence, or publish in an Open Access Journal. See Directory of Open Access Journals.
- Include a clause in the letter of agreement with the publisher - e.g. add the SPARC Addendum - that allows you to archive a copy of the item on SUNScholar, whether it is a research article, a conference paper, a media broadcast, etc. Negotiate in advance, and obtain a digital copy of the final version from the publisher/ copyright owner. Submit this digital copy to SUNScholar for long-term digital preservation and access.
- Check the publisher's policy for self-archiving within an institutional repository on SHERPA/ RoMEO Publisher Copyright Policies & Self-Archiving. Encourage publishers to post their policies at Suggest a Publisher.
- Visit the publisher's web page for policies on self-archiving within SUNScholar.
- Obtain permission for archiving the item on SUNScholar from the copyright owner/ publisher by contacting them directly. A copy of each letter of consent will be archived on SUNScholar.
Example letters to obtain permission
Creative Commons offers a range of licences that creators can use to manage their copyright in the online environment, each offering it’s own specific protections and freedoms. With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit — and only under the conditions you specify. Licence your work by selecting a licence.
- South African Copyright Act of 1978
- Copyright and Plagiarism (with acknowledgement to the University of the Witwatersrand)
- DALRO Copyright
- DALRO Intellectual Property
- University of Stellenbosch Intellectual Property Policy