Copyright Decision Tree Textual Representation

This page provides a textual representation of the Copyright Decision Tree available on the Scholarly Communication at Tufts website. Use this link to return to the graphical representation of the Copyright Decision Tree

Answer yes or no to the following questions in order to make your way through the decision tree:

1. Is the material in the public domain because copyright has expired or it is the work of the U.S. government? Use this link to find out more information about the public domain.

  • If the answer is yes, no permission is needed
  • If the answer is no…

2. Do you own the copyright, or have you retained the rights to reprint the material? Use this link to download and find out more information about the recommended Amendment to Publication Agreement.

  • If the answer is yes, no permission is needed
  • If the answer is no…

3. Does Tufts Libraries license the database? Use this link to check the Tufts Catalog.

4. Does fair use apply? Use this link for more information about fair use.