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

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Collaborator asks me to share a paywalled article - how to deny that request?

A collaborator has asked me to share a PDF of a pay-walled article with her. She can't access the article because it's pay-walled (though her institution should be wealthy enough to provide access). ...
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Copyright permissions vs fair use to include an image from Amazon

Hopefully, this isn't too off-topic or repetitive. I'm writing my dissertation, and I am finishing up the last chapter discussing some of the experiments I did. In that chapter, I discuss a pump I ...
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Do I need to list any references for common knowledge?

When writing a book about a subject, if all your text is in your own words, and, contains only commonly known, fundamental, well established knowledge about the subject, which can all be seen in tons ...
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Can I take questions from an academic textbook and publish them on my "question bank" website?

I have many books and worksheets for JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) in India. I want to make a website that will serve as a question bank for students. I want to take questions from these books and ...
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Permissions of an adapted figure for a thesis

I am looking to use a figure for my thesis. The figure itself is however (heavily) adapted from another paper. I am fine with reaching out to get permissions from both authors, but I am unsure if I ...
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What to do when a section of a published paper has a section which contains similar results as mine?

I had a research article posted in arXiv on November 2020 and it is currently in review by a leading journal, I call it J1. Today when I was browsing research papers, I found that a research paper has ...
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Where/how can I find out if I can use this paper commercially vs for research purposes only?

I wanted to implement this paper for commercial purposes, but the licence for use is not mentioned at all. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1902.09104.pdf Dynamic Feature Fusion for Semantic Edge Detection Where/...
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Arxiv after acceptance

I had submitted a paper, say X-1, on a reputed Springer (Birkhauser) journal of our field. After two major revisions I received an Ad hoc email from the editor which says that the paper is accepted, ...
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Do instructors make all the necessary (bulk amount of) images on their own for tutorial purposes?

I am an instructor for a machine learning course and I need to make a presentation on all the recent architectures or models. I have to include a lot of images from several research papers and need to ...
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Can I post study notes based on a book to my personal website?

When taking a course I deemed specially important as an undergrad, I would usually choose a book from the bibliography the professor provided and read it independently of the classes; while reading, I ...
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How can I publish an accepted IEEE Paper after the conference and before official publication?

I would like to publish my accepted and presented IEEE paper, since the proceedings probably will be published next year. I did not publish any preprint (since I just finished at conference deadline :-...
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Copyrights on epigrams in a commercial publication of academic work [closed]

An acquaintance of mine - let's call him Robert - is having a book published based on his academic research. The book targets the general public, and the publication is commercial, albeit with a ...
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Posting an author's accepted manuscript on arXiv

Many journals allows one to post an author's accepted manuscript online, provided some embargo period has lapsed and an acknowledgment is included. For example, for Springer Nature journals, an ...
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Can I copy (verbatim) my own arxiv paper into my thesis? [duplicate]

I wrote an arxiv paper during PhD, first author. I have a major chapter in my thesis on that paper and I would like to use the arxiv paper verbatim. Is it OK, to do that? I'm quite unclear about how ...
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If a journal publishes my article against my will, do they have the right to request a publication charge?

Three years ago, I submited my paper to a journal. On their website there was an impact factor. After submitting my work, I discovered that the stated impact factor is not official and the journal ...
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Switch license between arxiv preprint and accepted manuscript for Elsevier publication

I want to submit a paper to Elsevier (yes, I know, evil me - there are specific reasons). Elsevier allows sharing preprints "anywhere at any time". Later, one is allowed to "update a ...
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ArXiv license to choose for a paper to be published in IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems?

I´ve seen similar questions to mine (as Which license should be chosen in arXiv for a paper to be published in IEEE TPDS? or IEEE Access License on Arxiv ) but answers did not completely solve my ...
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Which of the arXiv licenses are compatible with the IOP preprint policy?

IOP policy reads: IOP Publishing Limited ("IOP") supports the early sharing of research via preprint servers and other early sharing platforms and our authors are permitted to share a ...
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I want to include a figure from a paper I wrote and is now published in a blog article, what's the best way to do this?

I was reading this question, and I was wondering what differences related to copyright (if any) there might be if I want to include one of the figures from an article I wrote and had published in a ...
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Is it ethical to share with students a book draft that the author no longer makes publicly available?

Several years ago I taught an upper-division Mathematics course at my former institution. In the course of preparing to teach the course, I discovered that a professor at another university had not ...
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Do I retain patent rights after transferring copyrights? [closed]

I have two questions: I recently published a paper on IEEE and transferred copyrights. Can I apply for a patent after transferring copyright? If I publish an article on alreadly Patented work and ...
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Archiving homework answers from a class

I have taken a math class and answered homework questions from a text (FOAG by Ravi Vakil). Vakil himself stated it was ok to publish answers to questions from his text (although he would prefer that ...
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How to deal with journals requesting incomplete / incorrect attribution for images taken from other sources?

I recently submitted an article containing several images from other publications. I made sure to give the appropriate attribution both for open access images (including stating e.g. CC BY 4.0), as ...
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Plagiarism, ethics, software use, [closed]

I want to prepare video courses in the field of informatics sector such as programming, system administration, network administration, cyber security, etc.. and make profit them on Udemy, YouTube, etc....
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Is publishing paper containing information acquired from sites such as Sci-Hub illegal?

There are already some discussions on whether it's illegal to use Sci-Hub for research purposes, such as in this Academia SE thread. But one answer and comments there open up another question: Is it ...
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Copyright issue of recorded video game when publishing research paper about it?

Background: I'm preparing research about a music-based arcade game, playable in the arcade game center. Requiring video dataset (including music in it), I recorded videos from the game playing by ...
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What is the least amount of effort needed to ensure no copyright issue of using online pictures in lecture notes/slides

I have noticed that in many university's course notes/slides, particularly those in the CS department, and in particular those dealing with computer animation/graphics, a large amount of instructors ...
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Uploading potentially copyrighted material onto Academia.edu

On Academia.edu, a user uploaded a Translation Database of Sun Tzu's Art of War, which includes translations as recent as 2020. Alongside it was a Bibliography Document that references all works shown ...
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Adding co-author without consent of all co-authors [closed]

I have been collaborating with an individual on a scientific paper. I have documents showing that this individual has shared the paper content with other people. Also, the individual has added co-...
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Code in a conference paper: should I put license terms there?

I am currently writing a conference paper (an IEEE conf, if that matters) in which I include a piece of code. Pertaining to the license of the code, should I, at the beginning of the code, write ...
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Do Research Papers have Public Domain Expiration Date?

Do research papers have a Public Domain Expiration Date? simmilar of what happens to literature books For example, let's consider a research paper of James C. Maxwell: XVIII.—Experiments on Colour, as ...
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Can I delete figures on accepted manuscript?

I am now in panic. One of my paper got accepted by journal. However, I am stuck with the copyright from two figures I have used in my research paper. These two figures ( these two from open access ...
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Copyrights of recorded lectures? [closed]

Most universities around the world are now requesting their lecturers to record lectures and post them on a repository. In my university, we use Moodle to store and share video recordings. My question ...
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Using photos obtained from academic homepages in a research seminar talk

I am preparing a research seminar talk in an academic discipline which I'll give online (with Beamer) at University X. I like to show images of the people whose ideas have gone into my work. Most of ...
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Non-Disclosure Agreement & Data Publication

I am an Industrial Ph.D. and the company involved in my Ph.D. provides data for my research. I signed an NDA with the company since the data comes from proprietary source I cannot disclose. The main ...
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Publishing figures in conference abstracts - will this constitute formal “publication” that will preclude our publication of this figure in journal?

I have a manuscript in final stages of editing to submit it for publication, most likely to an ACS journal. My advisor would also like me to present this research in the upcoming ACS conference. I ...
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What are copyright infringement examples in the academia? [closed]

Does anyone have copyright infringement examples in the Academia?
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Licence in a reproduced figure caption

I am writing a thesis at a university. In my thesis, I directly copy a figure from an article published on Sciencedirect. I have obtained permission to use this figure over Rightslink. I now would ...
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Can we detect plagiarism from/in a podcast?

Is there a way to match content of an article from a podcast source, of a podcast from an article source or of a podcast from another podcast source? I haven't heard of any tool that can check ...
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Is it allowed to publish an explanation of someone's thesis?

Last spring, I did a research project where I tried to develop code, modelling a physical system using a method developed by a researcher and presented as his PhD. thesis. Now I have completed my work ...
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Can I publish a yellow paper written when I was employed?

I am a developer graduate in Artificial Intelligence. I wrote an interesting draft document seeking feedback from fellow developers, and data scientists. The paper was about stream reasoning and how I ...
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How can a book's copyright year be in the future? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that in the book "Investing for Dummies" by Eric Tyson, the copyright is listed for 2021, even if at the time of making this post the year is still 2020. How is this ...
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Copyright of microscopy data acquired by myself [closed]

The question is the following: What is the copyright of imaging data (microscopy) I acquired during working in a research laboratory? Can I use this on my homepage / personal website? I took the ...
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Could lecturing from a textbook constitute copyright infringement?

If a course instructor closely follows a textbook when delivering a lecture (e.g. even listing the subsection they're discussing) could they be in violation of copyright law? What if they upload the ...
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Will it violate copyright if I use an essay question from a book and write my own essay and publish it on my website? [closed]

Suppose that there is a book by Cambridge or Oxford. In that book, there are some essay samples. I want to take those essay titles and write my own essays for them. Does this violate copyright?
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Include figures from publications in thesis (Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0)

I would be interest what is common/best practice to include figures from published papers/literature in my thesis (Which will be published open-access). The figures of interest are copyrighted by (...
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How to properly adapt academic papers obtained from a university to private companies?

My post is more related to private research than academic research, but as I think they could be strongly related, I thought this would be the most appropriate place to ask. I have recently started ...
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Can I publish open access articles on my personal website?

I have written a couple of articles for a print journal which I found, at the time of publication, were available online for free as Open Access. This was around two years ago. Can I also publish them ...
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Why do "Author's Rights" in "Consent to Publish" agreements allow pre-print publications?

I have published in journal X and given them the rights to my work. In the "Author's Rights" clause, it says that I am allowed to post my work to pre-print servers (in the form immediately ...
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Can I use downloaded PDF English Language Course Books for teaching my students?

I am an English language teacher about to start private online teaching. A friend pointed me to the academia website as it provides old editions of English File student course books to download for ...

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