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Copyright: Copyright Ownership

Copyright procedures & guidelines at University of Pretoria, Department of Library Services.

Copyright Ownership

The author or creator of the work is the owner of the Copyright, unless the person is in employment, and the work is created in the course and scope of the employment, in which case the employer holds the Copyright.

It is, however, possible for the creator of the work to commission or share Copyright, as in joint authorship, or to contractually assign in writing, the Copyright or part thereof, to a publisher or other third party, either on an outright basis or for a limited purpose or period.

Acknowledgement is given to the University of the Witwatersrand, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Services Office, 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2013.