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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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Can I cite and reference a book in a research or graduate work if I don't know its license?

Is it strictly legal to cite or reference to books found on the internet in my graduate work or research or not? I don't know their license, but heard about fair use rule or law in the US. The thing I ...
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Copyright status of data extracted from an article

Some colleagues and I have clicked several points from articles of the literature to retrieve the data using a tool like WebPlotDigitizer. I usually try to contact the authors to retrieve the original ...
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Copyright of infographs and where to deposit them?

Recently, a company designed infographs for some of our articles. Infographs could be described as pictured one-page summaries of a research article. The head of the department paid for that service ...
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"All Rights Reserved" is the same as "Copyright"

In my dissertation I have mentioned Copyright © 2023 , [My Name]. All Rights Reserved. In order to upload it on the HAL Thèses website (belonging to the French government), I shoild choose a license ...
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Copyright for PhD Thesis? [closed]

Which of the following copyrights is most suitable for a PhD thesis and how do each of them restrict the use of the ideas presented in the thesis? 1. Copyright © [Year], [My Name]. All Rights Reserved....
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The Use of Academic Work in a Professional Publication

I've come across an academic work, a summary of which would make good guidance in a professional publication. What is the protocol to be followed in respect of the copyright of the authors and of the ...
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Can a pre-print manuscript co-author have the submission taken down if they object to its posting after the fact?

I really want to submit a manuscript to a pre-print server, where it would be only proper to include the P.I. as a co-author. Only problem is that our relationship is completely shot, and the P.I. ...
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Publishing images

I submitted a paper to a journal and just found out that I was accepted. This is my first time publishing and I wrote the paper for a class assignment. I submitted all of my citations and figures but ...
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How long to get permission from publishers before reusing your works in the dissertation?

I have a few works published in the ASME and Elsevier. Those works will be my parts of the dissertation. I was wondering if anyone has experience in requesting permissions before reusing those in your ...
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How to handle copyright on figures? [duplicate]

I'm working on a non-academic book that cites from many academic resources. I make heavy use of figures in my book and many of them are copyrighted, either by the authors or the journals. My ...
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is this plagiarising an economic model

I am currently writing an undergraduate economics thesis in collective household behaviour. I have found a paper that uses a mathematical utility model very similar to one I have been working on ...
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IP protection when showing preprint work

This question is in line with What is an effective way to copyright my teaching material? but about preprint work, not course material. I produced a huge original database during a COVID break (sans ...
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Submitting to ArXiv while awaiting ACM journal peer review: any concerns?

In the situation where I've submitted my article to an ACM journal, awaiting peer-review, and considering publishing it on ArXiv (https://arxiv.org), could this pose any issues? ACM, Author Guidelines,...
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Publishing a questionnaire that was used with authorial permission

We have used a questionnaire which was designed and used by another research team. We have permission from the researcher in charge of the team to use their questionnaire. Now we want to submit our ...
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Made potentially unauthorized copies or adaptations of copyrighted test material. Can I keep the data I have collected for my dissertation?

I am a fourth year doctoral candidate in Experimental Psychology who recently finished data collection for my dissertation. I recently discovered something that may be a potential issue, but I am not ...
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Should I copyright my figures in my report?

I am writing a report for an assignment in which I have used Tikz/LaTex to make several plots, block diagrams and figures in general. Due to the hard work that has gone in to making them I do not want ...
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Copyright issues and Self-Plagiarism in the PhD Thesis

Part of my doctoral thesis is based on three articles I wrote during my PhD. My supervisor suggested that I directly use part of the articles I had written (the part related to the data analysis and ...
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Alternative for illegal downloading books

There are books with scientific content, very broadly cited in bibliography that haven't been printed by any publisher for decades (as far as I am aware). Plus hardly any copies have ever reached my ...
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Winnie the Pooh made up quote - copyright issues?

The core point I would like to convey in a manuscript could be well demonstrated by a dialogue that Piglet and Winnie the Pooh could have had. If I had found a reference where they had such a ...
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What to do when someone is doing the same subtopic (originally brought up by me) of our group project as me and not willing to collaborate

Basically, we are in group of four working on a larger project in a graduate seminar. I brought up an idea to approach a subtopic X (abbreviated as X for convenience, but if you are familiar with ...
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Plagiarism (and the wider problem of copyright) discussion

Anything related to copyright that I've known, as someone who is not a lawyer, goes like this: "As long as you cite properly, there is no need to worry about plagiarism" Today I learned that ...
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What do I do if my thesis is stolen

I submitted my thesis in September. But because of nervousness I wasn’t confident with the way I wrote the result section, though I had researched extensively on it. I was going through YouTube on ...
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Is it legal to use Helvetica on scientific plots?

I am making some histograms for an upcoming manuscript. My advisors hate the default font of my plotting library (matplotlib to be precise) so they asked me to change it to something they are familiar ...
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Is it necessary to obtain permissions for using figures from my published articles in my dissertation?

How can I ask a journal to use my figures, knowing that the journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License? If it is unnecessary, how can I do it ...
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Can I reuse a figure I created and had published if the publisher leaves the copyright with me, the author?

Let's say I create a figure. I then publish a paper that includes this figure in an open access journal where the author retains copyright to the paper and allows the journal to apply the CC-BY ...
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I put my Bachelor thesis (the text of it) on GitHub, and my mentor asked me to delete it. However, my repository has been forked. What now?

I put my Bachelor thesis on GitHub (both the text and the code itself). Today, my mentor found it via Googling (?) and contacted me about it. He said that he is afraid that DABAR (the Croatian ...
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how to indicate permission when reusing a figure from a published study [duplicate]

This is a follow-up to my previous question regarding the inclusion of a figure in my grant proposal. I followed the necessary steps and obtained permission, which was granted free of charge. I ...
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How do I go about adding a figure from APS journals to Wikipedia?

I would like to add a figure from an article published in Physical Review E to a Wikipedia article. I have already contacted the corresponding author for permission, but I am not sure how I should ...
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Is publishing a book with solutions to exercises in a math book that doesn't provide them legal? [duplicate]

Is it legal to publish a book with solutions to all exercises proposed in a math book without solutions or an instructor´s manual provided? Is it necessary to ask any permission to do that? An old ...
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Someone I don't know contributed to my program on GitHub. Can I still present that program as my Bachelor thesis?

I am a third-year computer engineering student at a university in Croatia. In 2020, my Computer Architecture professor asked me to make an assembler and an emulator for PicoBlaze that would run in any ...
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Can a (predatory or fake) journal refuse to withdraw a non-published paper, even though the journal is to blame for withdrawal request?

Synopsis: Can a fake journal keep the copyright of a submitted (not published) paper, despite the authors' request to withdraw it (because of the journal not keeping its full-waiver promise and also ...
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Copyright-free maps for journal figures

I am writing an epidemiology paper for an academic journal, and would like to have a figure showing the map of a geographical region of interest. My current map was generated with OpenStreetMap data, ...
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How to proceed with copyright permission if you can't contact the author?

I found a 2016 presentation by an author in my niche field and want to get permission to reuse and modify a few of his figures for my master's thesis. But, the presentation doesn't has any copyright ...
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Correctly citing a cc-licensed picture that is third-party-material already

There is a picture in an article I want to use. The article is by John Doe (2020). The picture is on page 100. The caption of the picture says "Model by Denver (2005, p. 3; 2010, p.10)" ...
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Copyright for a thesis

In my thesis most illustrations are mine but some of them aren't and all the illustrations that aren't mine are used with permission. However, my college department has a history of plagiarism. What ...
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Are we allowed to use the figures of a published paper in our poster/oral presentation at a conference by citing the source of figures?

Is an author (coauthor or corresponding author) of an already published paper in a journal (IOP and Elsevier) allowed to use figures of the (already-) published paper in their poster or oral ...
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Who holds the copyright to a preprint article with multiple authors?

Given a preprint article that is not submitted anywhere else, may be not even on a preprint server, who holds the copyright to the article? To what extent do authorship contributions or being listed ...
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If research papers include images, do they need to state the source of the image?

Images are the main component of the raw information in papers related to image processing. Many of the research papers implement the proposed work on images like Lena, Barbara. I understand that ...
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Is it alright to share the abstract of my article while it is under review

I am in contact with another researcher and want to share the direction of my current research for a possible opportunity. Would it be okay to share just the abstract and author list of my article ...
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Is there a way for students to use a figure from an article, for a 'students-only' presentation, without paying a hefty sum?

There is a figure that is unbelievably clear and efficient in getting my point across. More specifically, I'm doing a presentation about modeling a certain real-world object to math students who are ...
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Are there any ethical or legal issues when printing large texts from primary sources? [closed]

I am writing a secondary History textbook. It is quite nearly done, but I am required to integrate some primary source materials, such as diaries, log entries, letters, etc. The textbook spans the ...
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Is it legal to post accepted manuscript to GitHub Pages if embargo has ended for personal website?

I have published my article with Taylor & Francis. For the respective journal, there is no embargo period concerning the publication of the accepted manuscript on the author's personal website - I ...
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Sci-hub and ResearchGate

Sci-hub and ResearchGate both provide (among other things) online access to journals that sit behind publisher paywalls. For example, I have just discovered, not unhappily, most of my own papers on ...
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Copyright confusion - scientific paper

Currently, we have a discussion in our work group as to whether one may use images from WikiMedia Commons in Case Reports. I have a general understanding of what types of CC license one may use or not....
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Copyright of a custom image of a well-known game character [closed]

This question is quite similar to another one I already found here. I would like to use an image of a very well known plumber in my upcoming research paper. Of course, I do not own any rights to that ...
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Is it okay to upload code I wrote for replicating someone else’s simulation study?

I have code I wrote to replicate a simulation study by another author. Is it okay to publicly upload this in my code repository? This will include: code (my work, based on the author’s description in ...
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May I use a CC BY-SA 4.0 image (own work) for an open access journal article under CC BY 4.0?

Some years ago I uploaded some images to Wikimedia commons and selected "own work". That images were uploaded under a CC BY-SA 4.0 License. However, the journal (in which I am attempting to ...
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Are you legally allowed to draw ideas from a book without permission?

My plan is to make a YouTube channel with a curriculum based on a pretty well-known textbook. I want to reformulate and re-present the ideas in my own way. I will not take any direct quotes from the ...
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Using a copyrighted figure for an article posted to a non-commercial preprint server

I need to use a figure from a published paper that is non open access, and copyrighted. What is the general advice for going about this? Do people tend to pay the fee for access to reproduce it? Or do ...
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Presenting a paper on a video

I want to know about copyrights for presenting a paper on a public video. For example, can I explain and show text and pictures of last month's good papers on a specific topic in a video on Youtube? ...
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