Digital Scholarship Research Guide: Rights and Credit
Tools and resources to get you started on your digital scholarship projects
Rights & Credit
Thinking through your rights and the rights of materials you’re including early in your project can help ensure you’re not the subject of a Copyright Small Claims dispute. It also ensures that people are using and referring to your work in a way that is meaningful to you.
What does working open mean in the context of your project?
Are you using open resources?
Do you want your project to be open?
Do you have collaborators? If so, how are you crediting their contributions to the project?
For class projects, consider student privacy.
If the project will be available publicly, has everyone given permission? How are those permissions documented?
What materials are you using for your project?
Do they come from other sources? (ex. Images from books, video/clips someone else created, etc.)
Do you have permission/rights to reuse this content in your project?
Are you properly attributing content that is used in your project?
Did you create them? (ex. Self-taken photos, oral histories you collected, etc.)
How do you want people to interact with or reuse the materials you create? Consider applying a Creative Commons license to your work.
For oral histories, podcasts, or digital interviews, do you have permissions from all participants in the project? How are those permissions documented? Where are the permissions stored?