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Copyright Release for Speakers/Presenters


This form is provided to you as a speaker in a course, seminar, lecture, or other presentation at Miami University. Miami would like to capture your presentation in audio and/or video format. To that end, we want to make certain that both you and the University have the necessary rights and protections to continue to benefit from your presentation. At the end of this process, a copyright release will be generated covering the captured presentation ("Recording") and use of all accompanying materials ("Materials").

Miami will hold the copyright to the Recording and would like to have the option to continue to use the Recording and Materials. In addition to creating an archive copy for educational purposes, possible uses of the Recording include, but are limited to, inclusion in Miami websites, the creation of CDs or DVDs, and delivery to the public via distribution partners.

Finally, please understand that there is nothing in this Speaker Release requiring you to give your ideas to Miami. If you plan to give the same talk somewhere else, there is certainly nothing in this release that would keep you from that engagement. And, unless there is an exception called out to you by your Miami host, Miami is happy to provide a copy of the Recording to you and will grant you a non-exclusive license to use the Recording in any way you'd like.