3.5.1.1 - The repository shall have contracts or deposit agreements which specify and transfer all necessary preservation rights, and those rights transferred shall be documented.

Intellectual property rights and restrictions are tracked at two levels.  First, UC3 has secured and maintained agreements with institutions -- specifically, the UC Libraries -- that have deposited collections into our preservation service, as described in Section 3.5.1.  The Digital Assets Submission Agreement (DASA) and an associated Inventory (DASI) constitute the agreement. One function of the DASA is to establish the type of rights and licenses the institution is providing to the CDL.

Prospectively, UC3 will be securing and maintaining a service level agreement with all institutions depositing content into Merritt.  The service level agreement will specify and transfer all necessary preservation rights required for UC3 to manage content on the depositor's behalf.