Exploitation rights for the author

Copyright gives you as the creator of a publication the exclusive right to:

  • publish it
  • reproduce it

These rights are known as exploitation rights. In many cases, you will have transferred your rights (or some of them) or given a licence to a publisher. It is also possible that the exploitation rights for your work are automatically owned by TU Delft, as in the case of teaching material. The foremost rights that you should retain on signing an agreement with a publisher/employer are the following:

  • the right to reuse an article to be included in a book;
  • the right to rewrite and adapt an article;
  • the right to distribute the article among colleagues;
  • the right to use your article for teaching purposes;
  • the right to deposit  the article in the TU Delft Repository as open access material