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Copyright Support and Issues

The Caltech library staff can and will assist faculty, students and staff in the various areas of copyright issues. This guide is meant to serve as a starting point.

Registering Your Copyright

The U.S Copyright Office has made it easy for authors to register copyright on their own works. Their website contains a lot of useful information, including what can be copyrighted, a listing of current fees, and updated FAQs and other tips.

It also includes an online copyright filing interface.  Using this system both lowers your cost for filing copyright and speeds up the registration process.

Archiving Your Publications

What is the NIH Public Access Policy and what must authors do?