Help with copyright

You can deposit:

You may need to seek permission from the rights holder:

You should not deposit:


  • Copyright law is complex and differs by country, but it's your responsibility.
  • There is no exact rule about copyright or permissible amounts; it's often more about "managed risk".
  • If you think the risk of a copyright problem is low, go ahead and deposit - we can always take down the material later.
  • If your instrument has been published in full, you could check any agreements you may have signed with publishers.
  • The checklist above is just a guide and does not constitute legal advice. If in doubt, please contact IRIS.

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