Licensing

You can choose whether to publish your publication without granting a licence using German copyright law or under a Creative Commons licence (CC licence).

German copyright law permits individual reproductions, i.e. copies and printouts may only be made for private and other personal use (§ 53 German Copyright Act). The production and distribution of further reproductions is only permitted with your express permission as the author.

In contrast, CC licences offer more extensive use of the publication. CC licences are standardised, internationally widespread licence agreements that are based on copyright regulations. For example, your name must always be mentioned as the author of the work.

By publishing your work on our digital repository, you grant BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg a simple right of use. All other rights remain with you. You may therefore continue to use your work yourself without restriction or publish it elsewhere. However, when choosing a licence, please note that publishers usually claim the exclusive right of use.

Open Access compliant CC licences

CC BY: Attribution

Under the condition that the name of the author/rights holder is mentioned, this licence allows the work to be duplicated, disseminated and used in the public arena. Revisions may be undertaken and disseminated. The content may be used for commercial purposes.

This type of licence is recommended for publication on the digital repository of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. The licence is Open Access compliant.

CC BY-SA: Attribution, share alike

Under the condition that the name of the author/rights holder is mentioned, this licence allows the work to be duplicated, disseminated and used in the public arena. The content may be used for commercial purposes. Changes to the content are permitted (including any translations of the work), any revision of the work must be distributed under the same licence conditions.

The licence is Open Access compliant.

Other CC licences

CC BY-ND: Attribution, no derivatives

Under the condition that the name of the author/rights holder is mentioned, this licence allows the work to be duplicated, disseminated and used in the public arena. Any change to the content is prohibited, as is publishing it altered in any other form. The content may be used for commercial purposes.

The licence is not considered to be Open Access compliant.

CC BY-NC: Attribution, non-commercial

Under the condition that the name of the author/rights holder is mentioned, this licence allows the work to be duplicated, disseminated and used in the public arena. Revisions may be undertaken and disseminated. Any use of the content for commercial purposes is prohibited.

The licence is not considered to be Open Access compliant.

CC BY-NC-SA: Attribution, non-commercial, share alike

Under the condition that the name of the author/rights holder is mentioned, this licence allows the work to be duplicated, disseminated and used in the public arena. Any use of the content for commercial purposes is prohibited. Changes to the content are permitted (including any translations of the work), any revision of the work must be distributed under the same licence conditions.

The licence is not considered to be Open Access compliant.

CC BY-NC-ND: Attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives

Under the condition that the name of the author/rights holder is mentioned, this licence allows the work to be duplicated, disseminated and used in the public arena. Any use of the content for commercial purposes is prohibited. Any change to the content is prohibited, as is publishing it altered in any other form.

The licence is not considered to be Open Access compliant.

This information is based on the following source under a "CC BY 4.0" licence with authorship by TU Berlin: https://www.tu.berlin/en/ub/research-publishing/interesting-facts-for-authors/legal-issues/creative-commons-licenses/.This information has been processed for use at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg by Cottbus University Library. Terms specific to TU Berlin have been exchanged for terms relating to BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.

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