Why should I set a license on my work?

by Moderator on ‎01-25-2010 05:07 - edited on ‎06-26-2014 03:29 by Community Moderator Community Moderator (1,067 Views)

Licenses provide legal protection for the work produced by authors, artists, and other creators. Laws vary among countries and Lulu is not in a position to determine the specifics of the intellectual property regulations in your country. However, various international treaties and agreements regulate the treatment of intellectual property.


Here are links to a variety of sources that discuss intellectual property.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (World Intellectual Property Organization)


United States Copyright Office

Lulu creators may choose from a variety of licensing schemes, including the following.

Lulu also allows its creators to design a personalized license. The University of Arizona Library provides the Alternative Publishing & Copyright Agreements page, containing links to a variety of agreements you may find helpful.