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Author(s) retain copyright for all items contributed to ScholarWorks. Contributors, or people authorized to act on their behalf, click on a license agreement that signifies that they own the copyright and have the right to deposit the item and that grants to the University of Kansas a LIMITED, NON-EXCLUSIVE LICENSE to disseminate the item through the repository and to migrate the item (i.e., copy it) for preservation purposes.
Non-exclusive Distribution License
To properly administer this Research Repository and preserve the contents for future use, the University of Kansas (KU) requires certain permissions from you, the author(s) or copyright owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner/author. By granting this license, you still retain whatever copyrights or licenses to your work you held prior. You do not give up the right to submit the work to publishers or other repositories.
By accepting this license, you or your designee, grant to the University of Kansas the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate (as defined below), and/or distribute your submission (including the metadata and abstract) worldwide, in any format or medium for non-commercial, academic purposes only.
KU will clearly identify your name(s) as the author(s) or owner(s) of the submission, including a statement of your copyright, and will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission.
You agree that KU may, without changing the content, translate the submission to any medium or format and keep more than one copy for the purposes of security, back up and preservation. You also agree that authorized readers of your work have the right to use the work for non-commercial, academic purposes, as defined by the "fair use" doctrine of U.S. copyright law, so long as all attributions and copyright statements are retained.
You represent that the submission is your original work, and that you, or the person authorizing you to submit this work on his/her behalf, have the right to grant the rights contained in this license. You also represent that your submission does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon anyone else's copyright. You also represent and warrant that the submission contains no libelous or other unlawful matter and makes no improper invasion of the privacy of any other person.
If the submission contains material for which you do not hold copyright and that exceeds fair use, you represent that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant KU the rights required by this license, and that such third-party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the submission.
IF THE SUBMISSION IS BASED UPON WORK THAT HAS BEEN SPONSORED OR SUPPORTED BY AN AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION OTHER THAN KU, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED ANY RIGHT OF REVIEW OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS REQUIRED BY THAT CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT.