Contribution of Work Agreement

UMB Digital Archive – Contribution of Work Agreement – UMB Controls Copyright

The School/Department represents that UMB controls the copyright in this work and is authorized to include it in the UMB Digital Archive for non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual use, to store, reproduce, publicly display, disseminate and distribute the work in any medium or format now existing or developed in the future for any purpose related to preservation of the work or operation of the Archive and without any additional consideration, payment or royalty, so long as UMB refrains from making a material alteration to the creative content of the work.

If the Work was created by UMB personnel, the School/Department acknowledges that ownership and control of the copyright in the Work is determined in accordance with IV – 3.20 – UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND POLICY ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (“Policy”) and that submission of the Work by the School/Department under this Contribution of Work Agreement complies with the Policy.

If the Work was created by non-UMB personnel, the School/Department acknowledges that ownership and control of the copyright is determined by the specific terms of any applicable agreement, including but not limited to, a license, purchase order, procurement contract, or professional services agreement, as well as the provisions of U.S. copyright law, and that submission of the Work under this Contribution of Work Agreement complies with the terms of all applicable agreements.

The School/Department has made a reasonable investigation into the creation of the Work and has determined the School/Department is authorized to submit the work to the UMB Digital Archive and the Work does not, to the best of the knowledge of the School/Department, infringe upon any copyright or any right of confidentiality, patent, trademark, trade secret, publicity, privacy or other proprietary right.

By signing below, I represent I have been expressly authorized to make all the statements in this Contribution of Work Agreement on behalf of the School/Department.

The School/Department understands that UMB intends for the bibliographic citation to the work to remain visible and accessible in perpetuity, even if the work is updated, moved or removed.

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