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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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How to add DOI to the published version of an article in arXiv?

I uploaded an article to arXiv which has been published in The Astrophysical Journal after referee suggested edits and final proof. How do I cross ref the arXiv version with the DOI of the published ...
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Using .tex files from arXiv as a template for new papers

It is well known that anyone can download the LaTeX source code of the papers on arXiv. My question is regarding the use of that source code. Say you are working on a paper that is a follow-up to an ...
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Can I send an IEEE paper that I downloaded using my institutional access to a person? Is it personal use or copyright infringement?

Suppose that, I want to send the PDF file of my published IEEE paper to someone in E-mail. So, I use my institutional access and download the PDF file. Now my question is Is it fine to send this file ...
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Who owns the copyright of the acquisition of an object or sample owned by a third party?

Our lab performed 3D scans of materials (e.g. metals, rocks etc.) produced by other institutions and universities. But I am also interested in other analyses. I was wondering who has the copyright on ...
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No specific license & no copyright transfer agreement: do I retain rights without restrictions?

I have a question about publishing. If I publish a paper in a journal that does not specify any type of license used, and I am never asked to transfer the copyright. Apart from this, the journal ...
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My conference paper is not published in IEEE Xplore because we didn't fill the copyright form in time

We sent a paper to a conference and it was accepted. We presented it and everything was fine. Yesterday I accidentally see that the conference is indexed in IEEE Xplore, But our paper is not among the ...
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Writing a book expanding on a previous review paper?

After writing a review paper on a specific topic, is it common to write a book to expand the review paper in a more pedagogical way, and to include more subtopics/content? Also, since published papers ...
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Do you need to state that you have written permission from the copyright holder of the image I use as cover

I am using a picture for the cover of my thesis. I received written permission from the copyright holder of this picture that I may use it for this purpose. Do I need to make a comment somewhere in my ...
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Is there a repository for copyrighted academic video lectures?

As the Covid-19 pandemic spread out everybody’s moving to teach online. Would it be possible to post online my video lectures, without sacrificing copyrights, i.e. posting them with a warranty that (...
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Advice on reusing images/illustrations from an AIMS paper

I'm working on a chemistry paper about the Belousov-Zhabotinsky-reaction (a chemical oscillator). On of my sources is this paper from the AIMS. In the paper the authors have a few figures, ...
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Showing book cover in public presentation

I have a follow up question from my previous question that I thought could be of benefit to others if they had the same question. I’m giving a public talk for a sci-com event and wanted to show some ...
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Using paper figure for public talk

I’m giving a public talk (to laypeople in a sci-com event) and wanted to showcase some figures from research papers that weren’t mine. I wanted to know: If putting citations (Author, Year) followed ...
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Are there universities where authors can/must transfer their copyright to the university for negotiations with publishers?

Say you are a researcher employed by a university and publishing your work in a closed-access journal, which asks you to sign a copyright transfer agreement. To simplify, let's say you are the only ...
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What is the “initial screen” for displaying a journal's copyright?

I submitted my first journal paper to IEEE today, and when I considered posting it on ArXiv just to be safe from scooping, I noticed that IEEE has a policy for submitted content, which does not ...
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Is copyright transferred to IEEE upon submission?

In the IEEE policy on Electronic Information Dissemination (Section 8.1.9 of the PSPB Operations Manual), it says: A.2.a. An author-submitted article is the version originally submitted by the author ...
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Is it appropriate to use others' images in publications? [duplicate]

I am writing a paper which will eventually include several of (my own) computer-generated illustrations. However, I have found a similarly-styled image in another paper (not mine) which clearly and ...
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Am I allowed to teach my online students someone 's book? [closed]

Is it legal to teach my online students someone's book without getting the permission from the writer? I emailed him many times but he didn't answer me.
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Can the university force me to share my courses publicly online? I want to use my course material to write a book in the future [closed]

As a response for the Covid-19 pandemic, my university built an electronic platform, and is now ordering professors to share their courses on it. The school platform is open to the public, so I'd ...
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Legal matters: making non-open access content available publicly (mathematics/software context) [closed]

I would like to understand if it is legal to make publicly available results/substantial parts of the content of a journal article/book that is not available in the public domain in the context of ...
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What to do when another researcher used my results without credit in a science documentary?

A former colleague (not collaborator) used main results of two of my published papers in a science documentary featuring their work. They had briefly mention to me at some point, that they wanted to ...
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Am I allowed to modify figures of a dissertation for my dissertation

Can I modify a figure of someone else's dissertation and use the modified picture in my dissertation? Or might this be a problem regarding the copyright? Of course I would cite the source which I got ...
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Is it plagiarism and/or copyright infringement if research started from one person but another diverged onto a different path?

TLDR at the bottom. Odd situational question for everyone (or maybe not) since this is out of scope for me. Hoping to get a clearer insight from a more experienced crowd about research, plagiarism ...
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IEEE Access License on Arxiv

I would like to submit an article to IEEE Access. As per their requirements, I need to add a license statement on my corresponding ArXiv upload, which will look like this: IEEE copyright notice. © ...
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Can I publish a source code containing potential copyright violations that someone gave me at a university (updated)?

During my Ph.D. work at a university, I followed up on someone else's doctoral work (I am no longer associated with that university). This person provided me with the source code for his work. I ...
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How to avoid being blamed on cheating?

A lecturer of the programming course said: "In this course you can't use Google. If we find you are cheated, you will fail the course". What kind of rights there are if I accidentally write something ...
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Who owns the research data at US research institutions?

When a graduate student, or PI does government funded (NSF/NIH/etc) research at a US R1 institution who owns the data? What portion of the copyright for the research data does the graduate student ...
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Use of a book for a continuing education course

Can I lecture on a subject that references (as required reading) a book that all were required to read? I am not reproducing any portions of the text, and assume they all legally procured the work.
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Reviewer noticed a significant overlap of my submitted draft with an earlier paper of mine [closed]

in a single-blind paper reviewer one of the reviewer comments In total, 12% of the paper contains text from X et al. (2019) which is not properly cited. this cited article, is one of my works. in ...
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When Does “Adapting” An Image Go Too Far? [duplicate]

I am interested in using a particular figure from the literature, but I do not want to go through the hassle of paying to use a figure. What I am wondering is if I made a similar figure, how easy is ...
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How are copyright transfers for a journal article done?

Almost a year back, I have submitted a manuscript for a Journal as a research article, and after almost 11 months and after undergoing two rounds of peer review and referee suggested revisions, I ...
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Acquiring a bound copy of someone else's thesis

I am in Canada and wanted to get a bound copy of someone's doctoral thesis in Sweden. The thesis is fully available online in PDF form for free from the library/publisher, but since there is a ...
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Is it ethical to post an exam question and answer to the internet?

I am a private tutor for (mostly) high school maths and physics students. Recently a student came to me with an elegant little problem that he had been given on an exam. The problem was very short, ...
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How does copyright work on questionnaires with similar items?

I have seen in certain types of questionnaires that the content is very similar, and that, possibly by coincidence, certain phrases are the same. Let me give you an example: the organizational ...
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Copyright in academic software in the UK

I work on statistical data analysis in neuroscience at a university, and to that end regularly develop small pieces of software. Most of that software I also publish on GitHub under the GNU General ...
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Is it proper to use google map image in scientific paper?

I have used a google map image as an illustration of street map within my study area. And I have submitted the paper containing this figure to a journal owned by Elsevier. Meanwhile, the reviewer ...
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Using a figure from a PhD thesis, but changed slightly. Copyright?

I am using a figure from a PhD thesis in an IEEE conference paper. I have changed it slightly, mainly by adding text. Though I will cite the author and publication, do I still need to pay the (what ...
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Show examples of public dataset in master thesis

So I'm currently in the final phase of my master thesis and started writing a few days ago. My thesis bases its work on a public dataset (the authors published it on GitHub an state in their paper ...
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Share copyrighted stimulus material with collaborator

We've been showing a number of copyrighted movies in a psychology experiment. I would like to share the movies with a collaborator at the other side of the world, who wants to run an alternative ...
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Should I order open access if I've got the money? [closed]

A journal accepted a manuscript of mine. After acceptance they ask the author whether the author wants "to order Open Choice". Should I do so if I've got the money? What is it? Is it a way to make a ...
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To include part of a published paper in a dissertation?

Context It's becoming common in the natural sciences for grad students to include papers they have previously published as part of their dissertation as a "sandwich thesis" or "stapled ...
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Uploading paper drafts before first-time publication

I am half-way through a Masters degree in Logic and Philosophy of Science following a BSc in Astrophysics. Although I've dreamed for years about getting a paper published, I still haven't submitted ...
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Can I use images from my published papers in my thesis without copyright infringment?

I have to fill in copyright form for my PHD thesis submission. I have used some of the images already published in my IEEE/IET journal and conference papers. I signed copyright forms during the ...
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How to avoid copyright infringement when using figures in which original authors can't be identified?

I am almost ready to publish my research project. In my project, I used different clipart and created a couple of figures for my participants to view. For example, I created an image of a person ...
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Copyright issues of using free clipart

I'm a master student in psychology. A year ago, I downloaded a lot of free clipart online to create my study stimuli. For example, some clipart are from this website: http://clipart-library.com. I ...
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does conference presentation topic need approval from PI

I want to present a piece of work done with a former PI in a conference. If I go to this conference, I use my own funding. Do I need this PI's approval to allow me to present this work in that ...
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Can a cat be a co-author in academic paper? [duplicate]

One of the most famous cat physicians must be F. D. Willard, who co-authored many physical papers. My question is simple: Is it academically correct to have a cat/dog as a co-author of a paper, in ...
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Have there been attempts to get around “DeWitt clause”-like license restrictions?

(This is a complementary question to: Has the DeWitt Clause, which prevents publication of named DBMS benchmarks, ever been successfully defended in court?) Several commercial database vendors ...
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Ownership of an Idea

Suppose that I am a PhD student that works as an RA in the lab of my PhD advisor. While I am in the lab, I come up with some interesting idea, and then I spend time reading and planning out a possible ...
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How to report pirated textbooks on Academia.edu?

I received a notification today from Academia.edu of a recently-uploaded "paper" that was similar to one I previously downloaded. On clicking through, the "paper" turned out to be a PDF of a pirated ...
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How to indicate that a drawing has been re-adapted and expanded or integrated from another published illustration?

I've got this illustration of a block diagram published in a book. It's quite a basic concept of surface metrology but I've been inspired by it, I've redrawn the diagram using LaTeX with another ...

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