Copyright issues: publication agreements, copyright transfer upon publication, legal status of work-for-hire in academia, etc.

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Is it legal to add your publications to ResearchGate?

I recently created a profile on ResearchGate. And to add your publications list it requires you to upload the paper. Is it legal to upload published journal articles on public servers, where everyone ...
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Can I sell my notes on a book without copyright infringment? [on hold]

I have read a machine learning book. It was a huge investment of time. I have learnt a lot and made extensive and clear notes. Some concepts required a lot of googling. I have explained some concepts ...
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What determines the copyright year for a publication?

I wonder what determines the copyright year for a publication. I thought that the copyright year would be the same as the publication year, but seeing in (1) put me in doubt (publication year: ...
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How often do publishers sue researchers for copyright infringement for putting their articles on a personal website?

I know that some publishers sometimes send copyright infringement emails to researchers putting their articles on a personal website. How often do publishers actually sue researchers for copyright ...
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Submission of Full paper version in a journal, of an abstract paper, already published on IEEE Xplore [closed]

I have a conference publication i.e. a two page short paper. I want to submit the full paper (06 pages) in another conference. Research results are the same for both the papers. Can I submit full ...
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Do I have to sign a copyright transfer agreement to publish an article?

In my experience with publishing in some journals, those journals require a signature on a copyright transfer agreement before an article can be published online or in print. Do I have to sign this ...
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Is it OK to publish the slides for a conference paper on a personal Web site?

Due to copyright issues, I cannot provide the full-texts of my conference publications on my personal Web site. Can I make the presentations of these publications available on my Web site?
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Is it okay to upload the PDF of my non-open access papers in academia.edu or research gate?

Is it legal to upload a PDF of my non-open-access papers to research networks, such as ResearchGATE and Academia.edu? I am pretty sure that it could cause some problems, because normally people ...
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Publish book chapters without giving away the rights

I'm currently writing a book where I, during the writing process, would like to try to publish some individual chapters (more or less unchanged) as standalone articles . Once I've written all of the ...
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A student posted my lab materials as a “project” on Instructables, and hid its origin as a lab assignment. How should I address this?

TLDR: A student posted my lab assignment as a “project” on Hackster.io and Instructables. His posts hide its origin as a lab assignment, in which a lot of the materials (texts, circuit diagram and ...
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What criteria need to be matched to be able to distribute a research article openly?

Distributing articles that are not freely available can get you into trouble. However, it is important to share and distribute knowledge. If you are not sure about whether or not you are allowed to ...
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Do I need to cite an artwork? How would I do it? Is permission needed?

In my dissertation, I have well over 100 figures, and would like to use an artwork I found online in one of my figures - it is not published in any book, it is just something they made and posted ...
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Copyright regulations for and sharing implementations of previously published computer code

For my research I programmed several optimization algorithms as close as possible to their original implementation/explanation when they were published. The original codes were some times described ...
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Can I upload multimedia from subscription access journals to third party websites

I am the author of an accepted and published manuscript in a peer-reviewed subscription access article. Accompanying this manuscript are some videos I created. I would like to upload these videos to a ...
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How to legally re-use images in paper and still continue to use and distribute them in slides?

I have created several figures that are a part of presentation slides. As usual for presentation slides, those were not published in any official proceedings (just the underlying paper, that didn't ...
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Possible to put online a PhD dissertation under a Creative Commons license, as some text is (c) by publishers?

It is inevitable that several parts of a PhD dissertation come from published papers. The publishers who claim copyright (or exclusive right to publish) of articles are aware of this, and they allow ...
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Is there an official way to include an image from the internet in a paper?

For a paper we're writing, we need to use a small image of a popular, easily recognized piece of consumer electronics. In previous drafts of the paper, a long time ago, someone made an image for the ...
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Where do I put the Creative Commons license information in a book? [closed]

We're about to publish a book (conference proceedings) as a PDF online and want to license it under Creative Commons. Before each article, we're giving out information for citing the following article ...
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How to protect the copyright of the thesis draft?

I just finished the draft of my thesis and want someone else to do a proofreading on it because I am not a native speaker of English. I wonder if any things I shall do to protect the copyright of the ...
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What should I check when the studies in my dissertation are published? [closed]

I included three different studies in my dissertation. They are under review right now. Is it ok to deposit my dissertation? Would there be any copyright issues?
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Using images with CC-BY-SA license in slides or a thesis

If I am using images with a copyleft license (e.g. CC-BY-SA), each of them as a separate, properly attributed piece, does it mean that the whole work (be it slides, a thesis or a book) need to be ...
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How can I find images to use in my thesis that are free/unrestricted by copyright?

I need to add some images to my thesis. I would strongly prefer that these are free (no cost) and not restricted by copyright. I have used Google Image to find images, I don't know how to determine ...
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Can I share my notes of copyrighted materials on my blog?

I make extensive notes on the material I encounter all over the Internet (video courses, textbooks, blogs etc). I want to make my hard earned notes available free over the Internet. But if I do that, ...
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Multiple outlets publication

Perhaps, it's a naive question, but I'd like to have some clarification of my own thoughts on the subject. I'm curious about what is the rationale or need of 1) transferring copyright from authors of ...
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Is reproduction of copyrighted material in a research proposal fair use?

Say that I am writing a grant application to be submitted to a funding agency. The application is not a public document and so it will be only accessible to the review panel, the collaborators ...
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“All rights reserved” vs Creative Commons BY-NC-ND [closed]

When choosing a license for a paper, is the most restrictive creative commons (CC Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)) equivalent to "all rights reserved"? I'm having trouble ...
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Author wants to withdraw or insist on re-reviewing at proof stage of publication

I am editing a small scholarly journal published by a learned society. One of our authors, after his manuscript was finally accepted for publication and he had signed and returned the publishing ...
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If my paper is accepted in a Springer journal, can I submit my version of the manuscript to arXiv immediately after acceptance?

I have read the Springer copyrights and self-archiving policy, but they are a bit confusing. For example in the first of them, you may find this: Author may self-archive an author-created version ...
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Publishing vs. putting work online under a free license

Suppose a work (a book with abstract math research) is presented as LaTeX source under a copyleft license available at a public Git hosting service. Will scientists be reluctant to cite such a work, ...
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What are the restrictions placed by copyright laws on reuse of figures in dissertation defense?

In some sense this question follows the question: Is it necessary to obtain permissions for copying figures from published articles in your proposal/dissertation? Following F'x's advice and my own ...
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Are academic questions (used in textbooks etc.) owned by the publisher, or is anyone able to use them in their own content?

I am wondering whether mathematical and scientific questions (or any type of question to be honest) is considered to be owned by the publisher? For example, if I see a math question in a textbook, am ...
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How to find the ISBN from the DOI?

My question is inverse of the following question: How can you find the DOI of an article that doesn't seem to have one? I am looking for the ISBN number (it's a requirement for getting ...
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If using it to debate points can I create a local copy of a web page? [closed]

In a day and age when 'web pages' can be updated or even removed at a whim my question involves debate over entire pages. If I am developing rebuttal arguments for an online debate over contents of ...
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Using movie clips in a conference presentation

I'm a drafting a presentation for an upcoming conference. To illustrate some points I'd like to include some clips from well-known scifi movies about VR. Would this be considered "fair use"? Could ...
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Students working on lab software

I was wondering if any could give me some pointers on the issue of having students working on software that's being developed in the lab. What's the standard procedure on this issue? Is there some ...
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How can Springer and Wiley put a 12 month embargo on posting post-review revisions to the arXiv and similar?

This question was inspired by the recent question on posting to Academia.edu. The general copyright policy for Springer, as listed on SHERPA/RoMEO, is that one can post a pre-review version to the ...
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Uploading papers on sites such as Academia.edu - copyright issues/author copy

I'm in the process of setting up an account on Academia.edu and as you may know there is an area that allows you to add publications. My question is how does this work with a copyright agreement ...
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Is it legal to upload CC BY papers to academia.edu? Terms of Use are vague on this

There have been discussions regarding academia.edu's Terms of Use (https://www.academia.edu/terms) and some responses have stated that it is impossible to upload published papers to academia even with ...
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Who is the copyright holder of a PhD thesis published in ProQuest?

I have a Ph.D thesis obtained from ProQuest. I would like to reuse some of the figures from it in my own work. Every page of the PDF contains this message on the bottom: Reproduced with permission ...
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How could publishers, in particular disreputable ones, prove that you “signed” a copyright agreement?

With almost every question from people having dealing with predatory publishers, the question comes up whether they have already signed a copyright agreement. This always makes me ask myself this ...
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Has there ever been a successful copyright infringement suit against someone using a small amount of a protected work in an academic publication?

I am familiar with what the US Code says about copyright and fair use, and am specifically interested in actual practice regarding academic publications which use small amount (under 10% of the ...
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Using fragments of online images in a paper

I am preparing a paper and want to include some images from historical maps. There are several online examples and I want to snip a fragment (no more than 10% of the total image area), maybe clean it ...
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Showing figures from a paper in presentation

I'm giving a talk summarizing someone else's paper and I'd like to show some figures from their paper during my presentation. It's an informal talk to fellow students and a few professors at my ...
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What does assigning the copyright of a paper mean?

I have been reading that a publisher called WIT Press has the following copyright agreement: http://www.icsis.org/WITcopyright.pdf It has one part that says: We will not withhold permission for ...
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Using other college/universities notes for practice?

I like to get as much practice as I can before an exam so is it permissable to use other colleges or universities' practice exams or handouts for practice. I am not distributing them to anyone, ...
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Distributing your own papers in your thesis

I published three papers during my PhD, I'm now writing my thesis. I have written three chapters, each based around each paper, but re-written so as not to fall foul of self-plagiarism rules. ...
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Academic fair use and using publication images in your thesis

In the introductory chapter of my thesis, I've been surveying the previous work in my field. As part of this, I've used images from some of those publications and included them as Figures in my own ...
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What is the legal status of using copyrighted images in academic/conference talks?

I am told that we can use copyrighted images in our lectures to students now as they are for purely educational purposes, as long as we correctly attribute them. That is to say there is no need to ask ...
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How to acknowledge a colleague's authorship of text in a syllabus

Here is a situation that I have been in several times, but have only recently begun to give careful thought to. Suppose you are asked to teach a course that you have not taught before. A fairly ...
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How can I get a Copyright Transfer Form without notifying my advisor?

My case is that we already have an adviser. She's not allowing us to register for conference (rank B). We have prepared everything after getting acceptance letter. Now she's telling us to submit the ...