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Digital Commons: Copyright

Learn about Sarah Lawrence's online institutional repository, Digital Commons.

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Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge & creativity with the world.

Creative Commons licenses are a standardized way to give others permission to share and use your work -- on conditions of your choice. You retain copyright of your work while allowing others to make limited use.

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For more detail on Copyright including your rights, see the Copyright Guide.

Terms of Use on Digital Commons @ Sarah Lawrence

Rights and Terms of Use for Material Posted in DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence

These terms of use apply to any works without a Creative Commons license (see below).

For previously published works (journal articles, book chapters, etc.) for which the publisher retains copyright, permission has been granted (where necessary) to post this material on DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence. For any use, which exceeds personal use or fair use, permission may be required by the copyright owner of the material.

For previously unpublished scholarly or creative works, the right to download or print any portion of this material is granted by the copyright owner only for personal or educational use. The author/creator retains all proprietary rights, including copyright ownership. Any editing, other reproduction or other use of this material by any means requires the express written permission of the copyright owner.

Except as provided above, or for any other use that is allowed by fair use (Title 17, §107 U.S.C.), you may not reproduce, republish, post, transmit or distribute any material from this web site in any physical or digital form without the permission of the copyright owner of the material.

If you have questions about permitted uses for any content in DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence, please contact Abby Lester.


Creative Commons-Licensed Works Posted in DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence

For works posted in DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence that display a Creative Commons license in their record and/or on the work itself, the use of that work is governed by the terms of the license selected by the content creator.

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