The DDE offers authors a dissemination method to broadcast their publications while respecting their copyrights, both moral and exploitation.
Moral rights are linked to the author permanently and are inalienable and imprescriptible. Article 14 of the Intellectual Property Act (LPI), considers as moral rights, the ability of the author to:
- Decide whether his work should be disclosed and how.
- Determine whether the disclosure should be done with his name, under a pseudonym or sign or anonymously.
- Demanding recognition of their authorship of the work.
- Demanding respect for the integrity of the work and prevent any distortion, modification, alteration or attack against the work, that would damage its legitimate interests or undermining its reputation.
- Modify the work respecting the rights acquired by third parties and the protection requirements of goods of cultural interest.
- Remove the work of trade to exchange intellectual or moral beliefs.
- Access to unique or rare copies of the work, when in the possession of a third party, in order to exercise the right of disclosure.
Among the main exploitation rights, the LPI (Articles 17 to 21) includes:
- Reproduction rights, as a direct or indirect fixation, temporary or permanent, by any means and in any form, in whole or in part of this work, allowing its communication or obtaining copies.
- Distribution rights, ability of the original document or copies in a tangible medium through sale, lease, and loan or otherwise.
- Public communication rights, act by which a number of people can have access to the work without having been distributed previously.
- Transformation rights, which includes the translation, adaptation and any other modification to the form of the work such as to derive a different work.
The transfer of the exercise of the necessary rights to perform the DDE deposit is free, with non-exclusive principles, without territorial or temporary limits.
The researchers, teachers and students who place their works in the DDE, must take responsibility of their authorship, and cannot give, nor transfer the exclusive rights to exploit the work to third parties (e.g. scientific journal or publisher).
The author determines under which Creative Commons license he/she would like to submit their work to the DDE. This way, they can regulate the commercial uses, the creation of derivative works, or the obligation of sharing the changes under the same license, provided in all cases to the recognition of its authorship. In this sense, all entries include a description of the license chosen by the author.