Copyright transfer: read and sign, right? Wait! ….. Professor Stuart M. Shieber of Harvard University has posted two sample Alternative Copyright Assignments on his web site. One transfers copyright to the publisher but retains other non-commercial usage rights; the other is a license to publish the work but keeps copyright and all other IP rights in the hands of the author. (Note: Peter has added this to his list of what universities can do to help OA.) [Open Access News]
i have several uses for these statements:) they come at just the right time.