Repositorio Académico strongly supports copyright of academics and researchers. Each document deposited in repository is the result of intellectual work of one or more academics and researchers from the University of Chile. Therefore, these documents, in whatever form, shall be subject to intellectual property policies determined by the same authors.

"The copyrights belong to the author of the work by the simple fact of its creation"

  • Moral rights are inalienable and unalienable content. Authors retain copyright of all documents deposited in Academic Repository. The author, when depositing its documents are not transferring your copyright to the Repository, this means you are free to use the contents deposited for the purpose it deems appropriate
  • The economic rights or rights of use may be transferred to third parties as in the case of publications in which the author gives some or all of these rights to the publisher. In this case it is necessary to know the conditions under which they have transferred the copyrights to publishers. The publishers have different policies regarding the "Open Access". List using SHERPA / RoMEO is recommended - copyright policies of the publishers and archiving policies to verify that the publisher Copyright established to deposit in academic repositories.

In case of to ignore the situation of the rights of a work, you must explicitly request permission from the publisher to deposit the work in the Academic Repository.

In addition, each author can decide the levels of access and use rights incoming files, with the ability to make them available for consultation via the Internet.

The publication of a work of free access to the repository is an effective way to protect copyright on a work environment. By having the publication in full text on the web and use protocols that promote its visibility, the author ensures that your work will identify with him and with the institution, protecting a possible plagiarism.

According to the level of access or visibility to indicate the author, two situations may arise:

  • 1. The author would like to place with free Internet access. The author can to determine the kind of license to his work and defines the use that can make others in your digital documents and can determine whether. This system is a flexible copyright oriented to enhance creative work and provides authors the opportunity to choose different levels of licensing third parties may have on their work.
  • 2. The author places his publication but does not allow access to the full text. The author can authorize access only to the metadata record and preliminary pages of your publication (cover and table of contents), or, allow access only to the metadata record of publication entered into the Repository


For the thesis of the University of Chile containing sensitive information private or government, it must define a priori the author the distribution terms of the document, so that the objectives of the thesis student work benefit, the entity facilitating their resources and the academic community.