Do I retain copyright over repository content?
Yes, copyright owners retain copyright over their materials. By putting material into the Rice Research Repository you grant Rice a non-exclusive license to distribute it, which means that you are authorizing Rice to make it available but can also distribute it through other mechanisms. See the text of the license for more information.
It is recommended but not required that materials be made available with a Creative Commons license. Authors retain copyright, but the licenses provide a standardized way to grant the public permission to use the work.
For additional information on copyright and licensing, please see this library guide.