BEFORE YOU SUBMIT A WORK TO USD RED, ENSURE THAT YOU OWN THE COPYRIGHT
Who Owns the Copyright to Work I Wrote, Created, or Developed?
The University Libraries cannot answer this question for you. University of South Dakota librarians, however, have the resources and tools to guide you in answering this question.
Where to Begin?
In the United States, copyright is a form of legal protection for any original work that you have fixed in a tangible medium expression. For example, when you write an article, you own the copyright to that article. Learn more through Copyright.gov.
You may retain those rights or transfer them to another individual or entity, including a publisher.
If you have retained the copyright in your work, proceed to Submit Research page.
To determine if you have retained or transferred the copyright to a publisher during the publication process, please consult the:
- Publisher, or
- SHERPA RoMEO, a service that provides information about publisher policies, or
- University Libraries at
Learn more about protecting your copyright interests, submitting works to RED, and open access publishing:
- Terms of Participation
- Upcoming University Libraries and Center for Teaching and Learning Workshops
RED is a service of the University Libraries and is compliant with South Dakota Board of Regents and University of South Dakota policies http://www.usd.edu/technology/copyright, and strives to ensure open access to scholarly and creative works while complying with U.S. Copyright statutes, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Per compliance with DMCA, works in RED may be taken down by the University Libraries if inclusion of a work in RED infringes upon the copyright interests of another individual or entity.