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I am organising a one day meeting on a maths topic. I would like to print a proceedings consisting of papers recommended by each of the (seven) speakers to try and keep a review of the topics discussed. No profit will be made, all copies will be provided free.

Is this possible? Is this unprofessional? What copyright laws would I encounter from journals (where a paper may have already appeared)? Can I collect papers without calling it a publication?

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This article may assit you. However I believe that as long as you have permissions from the authors/journals there should not be a problem. Also I take it you have sourced these papers legally etc?

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  • Yes, each participant will hopefully recommend a paper (i.e. the one their talk is based on). I would then seek permission if it has already appeared. Mar 11, 2016 at 11:09
  • Then as far as I am aware, if you are dealing with the author's directly then you should have no issue, jsut so long as you state that the papers were reccomended by them and that they are t be used for the proceedings only. It is a case of being as open as possible. Mar 11, 2016 at 11:13

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