Copyright Licensing

Faculty, researchers, and students own copyright in their scholarly or educational work at Texas A&M University, as stated in the Texas A&M University System Policy for Intellectual Property Management and Commercialization ( Copyright owners retain their copyright while granting a non-exclusive distribution license to Texas A&M University and the Texas Digital Library (TDL) when submitting their work to OAK Trust (Digital Repository).

During the submission process, the submitter has the option to set an embargo period during which the content of the item will not be publicly viewable.

Submitters may also elect to license their work via Creative Commons. This option is available as part of the submission process.

All submitters must agree to the non-exclusive distribution license before an item is archived in OAK Trust (Digital Repository).  The click-through license is part of the submission process.

If you have questions, contact the Office of Scholarly Communication.