Author addenda are legal instruments used to mofidy a publisher's Copyright Transfer Agreements (CTAs). Author addenda have been in existance since the mid-2000s and contain standardized legal language which has been tested over time. They are written to benefit authors - generally to retain copyright and to protect an author's rights to their work. Addenda are easy to use, so little expertise is needed, and they are a familiar concept to publishers.
All of these addenda:
Addenda contain fixed language in prescibed sections. Although they are formal legal documents, you do not have to use them exactly the way they appear.
The important thing to remember is that addenda give you options and legal language which work in your favor but you can use them however you wish.
The Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine is essentially a build-your-own addendum generator. It offers 3 options:
They also offer a generic version of the original MIT amendment.
All of the models:
The major addenda available for use by scholarly authors are:
The UConn Modified Author Amendment to Publication Agreement is based on the original MIT author amendment, which was adapted by the Boston Library Consortium for member institutions. The amendment was modified for use by authors at the University of Connecticut in 2006. Elements of this amendment include that:
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