This was an excellent summation of copyright from the point of view of the creator. Researchers and university faculty often focus on copyright as it applies to using the works of others, but often neglect to pay attention to their own copyrights. The point about negotiation is especially important. You don't just have to sign the agreement the publisher gives you. Don't give away your rights. Ask questions. Use Creative Commons licensing of your materials. Seek help from your campus copyright specialists - which on many campuses is a librarian. Be knowledgeable about what your rights are with regards to your works.
What every researcher should know about copyright - Copyright Librarian:
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UNCP Library Copyright web page : http://www.uncp.edu/library/copyright/
I chair the Library's Copyright Committee and am the go-to guru for campus copyright questions. Our university attorney would handle serious cases and issues, but for your day-to-day questions, I'm available. I also provide my "Copyright vs. Access Right" presentation a few times a year in order to educate our campus community on copyright - both from a user and a creator point of view. My presentation can be accessed through our institutional repository Bravedocks at: