MathHub Intellectual Property builds on a solid legal framework: the Creative Commons licenses. The authors retain copyright for their works and license them to the community. In particular, when submitting any documents to, the authors agree to the following licensing scheme:

The document escrow provision is designed to give the mathematical community access to the documents after the authors no longer care enough to prolong the escrow. This will build a content commons of flexiformal, active documents.

Users will be notified of imminent escrow expiry ahead of time, escrow can be prolonged by a simple mouse click, and users can withdraw content or even delete private repositories to avoid content becoming public.