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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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Copyright of reproduced figure which is based on data from other sources

I'd like to include a figure in an open-source journal, which looks very similar to a figure already published in another paper (paper 1). My question is if I need to obtain the permission to reprint ...
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Web Crawl Dataset - Legal & Practical feedback [closed]

I'm working on a web site classification method. Papers in field (Text Classification / Web Page Classification) are usually using: a) Ancient, but well known & widely adopted, datasets like ...
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Releasing crawled data: Potential legal challenge? [closed]

In many occasions in computer science I saw papers that analyze social network data also released these data, such as http://socialnetworks.mpi-sws.org/data-imc2007.html http://socialcomputing.asu....
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License issue: publishing an image of famous person in the scientific paper

A scientific paper to be published contains an image of someone famous. An image is just picked from the Internet. My questions: Is it a violation to publish such image without permission? From ...
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What percentage of arXiv preprints fall under the CC BY or CC BY-SA licenses?

I am interested in exporting and redistributing arXiv papers and will need the source on them. It looks like this is allowed so long as they fall under CC BY or CC BY-SA licenses. However, I'm not ...
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Are there any pre-print servers that let you export/redistribute the article (not as PDF)? [closed]

For example, if I were able to get an article from arXiv in a format that isn't PDF, such as LaTeX, docx, html, markdown (really anything covered by pandoc, since that's what I'm using). From what I ...
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(Soft question?) Sharing knowledge to students, what are the limits?

I am an undergraduate lecturer. I have been bothered by this question lately. I never and never want to claim that what I know, or even what I discover, is mine. Also, things that I discover, small ...
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Who Owns the Code I Write (Graduate Student)? [closed]

As a graduate student in a CS program, "Who Owns the (rights to the) Code I Write"? I know that the answer is different depending upon: (Case-1) I work for the University or am supported in some way ...
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Purpose of IP address and timestamp on open-access full-text article

I understand that some pay-walled journals include timestamp and IP address and/or institution to full-text PDFs to track copyright violations. However, I also saw an open access journal doing the ...
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Using substantial parts of a paper you authored in your thesis

IEEE is very slow to answer and I need some clarification rather soon. If I am writing a dissertation and want to use extensive parts (but not the full paper!) of one of my own papers that was ...
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Literature Review Tables: Plagiarism or Fair Use

I am in a debate regarding tables developed for a literature review which include Author, Year, Type of Study, Methods, and Results. I believe all components of the table should be paraphrased, but a ...
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Can I use a figure under CC BY-SA 3.0 in an academic paper

CC BY-SA requires that you distribute anything derivative of the work with the same license. I found a very nice but complex diagram (let's say a CAD model) under this license and I would like to ...
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Making your code publicly available: Does it have to undergo review?

In cases when the authors would like to make their code available online after it is published, is it recommended for authors to make their code available for review when they submit technical papers ...
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Copyright and Plagairism Policy for Reviewers of a Rejected Paper

I've read today a paper about my research field that seems similar to my submission (rejected) to a conference. It includes ideas, some scientific elements, and concepts but is not exactly a word-to-...
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Copyright issue regarding creating an image by using other images taken from a website

I need to use images related to "cricket umpire signals" in my paper. I want to create a new image by putting some of these small images together along with graphs and comments next to them. But my ...
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Is there any limit to the amount of data that can be taken from a research paper for writing a review paper?

I am writing a detailed literature review of some twenty papers available on a newer topic of interest, which form the core of the topic. I am extensively using data from all of those twenty papers. ...
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Writing a book chapter. Figure etiquette

I am writing a book chapter in theoretical computer science. I would like to add figures based on figures previously published in relevant papers. In the caption of each Figure I will cite the ...
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Will journals care if I post a “collected works” on my homepage?

I am considering posting a "collected works" which incorporates all of my papers (up to this point) on a particular subject. This way, someone new to my work can get it all in one document. I plan to ...
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Research topic already covered, change direction or what?

The previous days i begun with a research project on economic impact of physical disasters, and in the mean time , I found a paper with the same topic published 10 years ago (Sample period 1980-2003). ...
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Is it legal to make submitted research paper public

I have submitted a research paper to IEEE. Now my research supervisor is saying to make it public by writing a blog on Medium and giving a link to the paper. He also shared research paper on some ...
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Include code snippet which is licensed under the MIT License in a paper

My paper is about a software I created which uses part of another software licensed under the MIT license. It is available on Github and includes a copy of the MIT license correctly. Additionally the ...
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Is it ok to publish a picture from a dataset without permission?

I am writing up some research I did using a Kaggle dataset: https://www.kaggle.com/c/dogs-vs-cats I want to include one or two images from the dataset in my paper to show the types of images I'm ...
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Sending a copyright transfer

The following sentences is in the Submission Guidelines of a journal: Once a paper has been accepted for publication, the authors are assumed to have the copyright transferred to World Scientific ...
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How to sign copyright form in ManuscriptCentral website

Does anybody know how can I sign the copyright form in ManuscriptCentral website? The portal provided an online form as the copyright form to sign.
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What license to choose for preprint on OSF (Open Science Framework) when the preprint has been published in a journal?

I'd like to put two preprints on OSF to make them available for everyone. One paper is already published, the other is in print. I've checked on SHERPA/RoMEO if the publisher allows preprint to be put ...
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How to specify in presentation that permission to use a particular image is taken?

I am presently undertaking research on a particular topic in control systems. That particular topic has a long history and I found a image which summarizes the history in one image only. I want to use ...
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Using an image under Creative Commons license in PhD thesis

I would like to use this image of a Star Trek tricorder in my PhD thesis as cover art for an "Outlook" style chapter. It is listed as being under CC-BY-SA. I believe this is fine, but I wanted to ...
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Rules for using an electronic text as the texbook for a class

I have just completed my PhD in Mathematics and accepted a job as a visiting assistant professor. The course I am assigned to teach allows me to pick the textbook I wish to use. I am currently ...
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“Open Access”: CC-BY licence

Why would a scientist or mathematician want to publish a paper under the Creative Commons CC BY licence? This licence allows the work to be modified. Why would you want to allow a scientific paper ...
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Is it allowed to re-format a post-print version of a published paper?

I am finishing up my thesis which will include, among other things, a published paper. I am allowed by the journal to use a post-print version, which (if I understand correctly) is the accepted ...
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Using copyrighted images for research, not publication

Does one violate the copyright of images in any sense if one uses them in research (for example in memory tasks) and writes a scientific publication based on these data, but does not publish images in ...
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Does copyright restrict how I can adapt papers when compiling them into a thesis?

I am starting to put together my PhD thesis. The bulk of the thesis will be reprints of papers I have published during my PhD. I am wondering about presentation style. My personal preference would ...
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Condition for “COPYRIGHT AND CONSENT FORM”

I have a conference paper which is indexed by IEEE by a copyring with the following terms. My paper is an extented abstract without any proofs and details. Now I want to submit the same paper with all ...
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Can I use code from a supplementary material and publish it as part of my own paper?

Someone published a paper whose supplementary material contains source code. Can I include part of that code (I would mark it as copied in the source and the manuscript) in my own code, which is ...
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On Copyright permissions for references in an article

I have written a paper in mathematics and the journal which I sent my paper has accepted to publish it. I have two references in my article, and they are like: 1- "The proof of Akranov can be found ...
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Can I upload journal articles to a private git repo?

I have some journal articles that are obviously copyrighted in some form that I am not allowed to share with people who don't have a license. I also have a private student git-repo. I want to know ...
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How do I check whether I retained copyright for a figure in a paper from ten years ago?

I have been contacted by a student who wants to reproduce a figure from a paper of mine in Phil Trans R Soc B (this one, in case it's pertinent) in their thesis. The paper itself is apparently not ...
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What is the right way to patent an idea under PhD studies?

Let us assume that a phd student has discovered a brilliant idea during his/her phd studies and that the idea has not been published or presented yet. How can that student protect the idea under a ...
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How to report unlawful sharing of Elsevier papers on ResearchGate?

I see many papers on ResearchGate that are recent downloaded papers from Elsevier's website and not an author's copy. Is there a mechanism to report such copyright issues to Elsevier?
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Can I scan data from a paper for my own research?

I am a PhD student working in mechanical properties of materials and will be finishing soon. My PhD is in numerical modelling, so I need experimental data (stress-strain curves) to validate my ...
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Copyright on a research photography

I was part of a research group in a research institute I called 'X'. In this research we used a very interesting, colorful technique so I take some pictures for myself that are very artistic. Now I ...
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Two figures are redrawn and merged into one. Are reproduction permissions required in this case? [closed]

I have two questions regarding writing of survey papers Firstly, if one of the technical papers reviewed has a number of figures. Take for example: Figure 4 is "Data model" and Figure 8 is "Mechanism ...
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Can Journals settle all legal processes related to accepted papers before publication on behalf of authors?

For an accepted paper about to be produced (not open access), the author should agree to terms that all illustrations, tables etc. have recieved permissions from the copyright owner. If the author ...
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Can an image from a paper by author A be used in a published book by author B?

Generally, is it acceptable for one author to use an image, or video, from another author's paper in a book, provided that the original author is credited. For example, I'd like to write something ...
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Will there by any copyright issue if we decide to add ACM Computing Classification System to our theses?

Let us say that we decide to use ACM Computing Classification System in the undergraduate and graduate theses from our department. These theses belong to the field of Computer Science and Engineering. ...
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Finding high quality copyright free icons for computer diagrams in IEEE or ACM submission

I am a new graduate student in computer science and starting to submit papers to IEEE and ACM. I would like the diagrams to look as professional as possible. For example, if I am showing a digital ...
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Advice about the copyright in research work as a research associate [duplicate]

I need advice regarding the copyright of the work done as a research associate. I am working for a university as a research associate and my principal investigator insists on publishing my work ...
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Can I write a template just like the Elsevier LaTeX template?

A scientific institute wants me to write a LaTeX template just like the articles which are published on the ScienceDirect website, in other words, the institute wants a template like the following: ...
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What are the default copyrights/IP restrictions for a work I post online?

Suppose I've put a PDF with an paper or treatise I've written, but not yet properly published, somewhere online. This place is not some document repository or a site that has some specific copyright ...
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Can I work on open-source projects while being a part of an academic institution?

I'm working on a software framework with the goal of creating something that is open-source, so that the scientific community can use, understand and improve it freely. However, a little birdie told ...