Copyright in DC@Lingnan

To deposit contents to DC@Lingnan, you must be the copyright holder, or be licensed by the copyright holder to distribute the contents through digital repository platform. The content creator retains full copyright of materials deposited to DC@Lingnan, but would only grant Library with non-exclusive distribution rights for education and non-commercial purpose, as well as preservation rights of the materials.

It is important to note that Author(s) often transfer copyright to the publisher at the time of publication. But many publishers, under certain conditions, would allow published research articles to be archived in digital repository. Please refer to The SHERPA/RoMEO site for details about individual publishers’ copyright and self-archiving policies.

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