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Re: Princeton bans academics from handing all copyright ...

>This information comes courtesy of the IFLA copyright programme.
>Are Princeton's essentially the same terms/conditions as the
>Harvard Mandate?

It looks like this is indeed just another non-mandatory
"mandate." The language about each faculty member automatically
granting Princeton a non-exclusive license to "exercise any and
all copyrights in his or her scholarly articles published in any
medium," etc., is then followed by this important qualifier:
"Upon the express direction of a Faculty member, the Provost or
the Provost's designate will waive or suspend application of this
license for a particular article authored or co-authored by that
Faculty member."

So in other words, it's not an OA mandate, but rather an OA
"mandate." You're bound by it unless you ask not to be, in which
case you're not.

Rick Anderson
Assoc. Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections
J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah