Publishing & protecting your right

Are you planning to publish a work yourself? Then try to establish clear terms with your publisher and ensure that you remain the sole copyright holder.

Stichting Surf has made a short film (2.5 minutes) explaining why and how to retain your copyright.

Doesn't your publisher have any clear contracts? Or is it not clear which rights you might transfer? Then use one of the many standard contracts, which you can use to replace the publisher's contract, or to check whether the rights that are important to you are actually included in the publisher's contract.
If you need helkp with this, please contact the CIP or view the Copyright Toolbox , made by SURF and Jisc, with examples of licenses.

Other interesting sources of information might be
• Creative Commons licences allow you to retain your copyright but at the same you give others the opportunity to use your work, in a way you determine yourself.
• SHERPA/ RoMEO presents an overview of the copyright policy of a large number of publishers.
• SHERPA/JULIET presents an overview of organizations that fund Open Access publications.

Questions? Please send us an e-mail

Publishing & NHTV employees

Please note: Employees of NHTV who create a publication or another product (just think of films, hotos, text files, etc.) within the framework of their job or during work hours are not the copyright holders of these products. NHTV is the copyright holder of these works, so employees are not free to offer their publications to a publisher or other organization.
In other words, employees are not permitted to make decisions about the reproduction or republication of their works. Only NHTV is permitted to make decisions of this sort, possibly in consultation with the creator.
The position of NHTV regarding copyrights  is based upon the Collective employment agreement for the Higher Professional education sector. New editions of the collective employment agreement are published in English and in Dutch on the website of Vereniging Hogescholen.
For more information, please go to the webpage: NHTV & Copyright.