Leeds Met Repository Open Search

Deposit Licence

Depositor's declaration

  1. 1. By agreeing to this license, you (the author(s), copyright owner or assignee), grant a non exclusive licence to Leeds Metropolitan University on behalf of The Repository that warrant:
    1. 1.1 You are the owner of the copyright in the whole Work (including content & layout) or are duly authorised by the owner(s), or other holder of these rights and are competent to grant under this agreement, a licence to hold and disseminate copies of the material.
    2. 1.2 The Work is not and shall be in no way a violation or infringement of any copyright, trademark, patent, or other rights whatsoever of any person.
    3. 1.3 That if the Work has been commissioned, sponsored or supported by any organization, you represent that you have fulfilled all of the obligations required by such contract or agreement.

The Repository's rights and responsibilities

  1. 2. The Repository:
    1. 2.1 May distribute copies of the Work (including the abstract) worldwide, in electronic format via any medium for the lifetime of the project, or as negotiated with the depositor, for the purpose of free access without charge (except for associated media costs).
    2. 2.2 May electronically store, translate, copy, or re-arrange the Work to ensure its future preservation and accessibility, unless notified by the depositor that specific restrictions apply.
    3. 2.3 May incorporate metadata or documentation into public access catalogues for the e-print. A citation to the Work will always remain visible.
    4. 2.4 Shall retain the right to remove the Work for professional or administrative reasons, or if it is found to violate the legal rights of any person.
    5. 2.5 Shall not be under any obligation to take legal action on behalf of the Depositor or other rights holders in the event of breach of intellectual property rights or any other right in the material deposited.
    6. 2.6 Shall not be under any obligation to reproduce, transmit, broadcast, or display the Work in the same format or software as that in which it was originally created.


  1. 3.1 Copyright in any additional data, software, user guides and documentation to assist users in using the Work shall belong to The Repository on behalf of Leeds Metropolitan University and any other parties that The Repository may choose to enter into an agreement with to produce such materials. N.B. intraLibrary used under licence from Intrallect.
  2. 3.2 While every care will be taken to preserve the physical integrity of the e-print, The Repository shall incur no liability, either expressed or implicit, for the e-print or for the loss of or damage to any of the e-print or associated data.

Definition & terms

  1. 4. In this Agreement:
    1. 4.1 Agreement’: means this licence document including all of its terms and conditions.
    2. 4.2 ‘Work’: means the e-print being deposited including abstract, text, images and related data.
    3. 4.3 ‘E-print’: means an academic research paper stored in an electronic format.

This document based on a template produced by Gareth Knight for SHERPA

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