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Monday, December 08, 2008

OAK Law project model publishing agreement

The Open Access to Knowledge (OAK) Law project (OAK Law) at Queensland University of Technology has released a Draft Sample Publishing Agreement.  It welcomes comments on the draft.

The agreement, designed to be construed under Australian law, grants the publisher the exclusive right of first publication and otherwise grants only non-exclusive rights.

PS:  For comparison, see the OA-friendly model publication agreements from JISC/SURF (October 2006, link currently dead) and from Open Access Law Canada (April 2007).  Also see the OAD list of author addenda.

Update (12/11/08).  The link for the JISC/SURF model license is now alive again.  Here's a more direct link.