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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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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 ...
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Patent application file on arxiv

Is it wise to upload the published patent application file on arxiv? what will be the consequences of copy right?
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Review-only supplemental material

I am at a difficult position. I work in a major software/telecommunications company, and pursue a doctoral degree at the same time. The company has strict policies against competing behavior. I have ...
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May I publish the slides from my presentation that use figures from published papers as examples?

I used some screenshots from academic published papers (e.g. figures) in my presentation that I gave to a group of colleagues. The screenshots were used as examples of how you should or should not do ...
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Can publisher alter or invent writing and attribute that to the author without consultation?

Is it legal to publish a document under an authors name without the author seeing the manuscript? What if the author's manuscript is radically altered to the extent of say the opposite of the ...
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Using figures from my thesis into publication post defence [closed]

What concerns may arise if I copied figures from my approved thesis for submission of research article. This may happen to many during their final months in lab. My thesis is submitted to the ...
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What will I spend to license historic images?

I want to license illustrations (drawings, paintings, maps) for a black and white scholarly book. The fair use approach looks impractical, so the rights holders will dictate the terms, as yet unknown ...
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Creating dataset by scraping YouTube?

I'm trying to build a large dataset of images for training a machine learning model. My idea is to generate these images by grabbing frames off YouTube videos. My question: would this violate ...
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Can individual sharing of a published article form a copyright violation?

It is very common for researchers to share published articles upon individual requests, and many copyright transfer statements explicitly allow this. In the case that the copyright transfer statement ...
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Quitting a PhD program and starting another one: who is the legal owner of my research?

I am at the late stage of a PhD program. For some personal reasons, I have decided to quit this program and apply for a new PhD program in a different country. I have presented one part of my ...
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How much can I quote a research article before I infringe on copyright?

I have 400 words of quoted and lightly paraphrased material from a scientific journal article. Would it be infringing copyright to share this on the internet? Note: most of the material is also cited ...
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Can pre-print be published as “working paper” after the peer reviewed and revised manuscript has been accepted for publication by the journal?

A colleague wishes to publish a pre-print as a "working paper" after the revised manuscript has gone through the peer review process and accepted for publication. The rationale is that firstly, ...
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How to cite a modified figure?

I took Figure 1 from this article and made a few changes to it. How should I cite it? Do I have to cite it? Should I cite it like "from [source] (modified)"?
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How often is transfer of Copyright to University required to submit PhD Thesis?

My university apparently requires Ph.D. students to transfer copyright of their thesis completely to the university. The copyright agreement, as written, seems to prevent them from publishing the work ...
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Is copying numbers from published scientific articles considered plagiarism/copyright infringement?

Considering that proper reference is provided (journal, author name, date etc.), is copying exact numbers from published scientific articles could be considered plagiarism or copyright infringement? ...
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Is it okay to directly copy a diagram/image from another research paper into yours?

We are writing a research paper and for our experiments using a model/architecture that was created by other researchers for a specific task. We are using the same model in a modified way for a ...
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What exactly would count as copyright infringement in a replication paper?

I have been following the review process of a replication journal In particular, it has an open review which can be seen. On a particular submission they are having a debate about whether copying ...
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Analysing papers and providing search

Suppose I want to provide "smart" (AI, meaning extraction etc.) search over many published papers (specifically, biological) to simplify researchers' live. Now, I have access to my university library ...
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Using a figure from a U.S. government publication

I would like to use a figure from a U.S. government publication in a research paper that I will submit for publication in a journal. In particular, I would like to use Figure IV-1 from JP 4-03. From ...
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Do you need permission to use readability formulas in research?

I am considering using the Gunning Fog Index and the Flesch Reading Ease to calculate variable information for my dissertation. Do I need to obtain permission from someone to use these formulas? In ...
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How to make sure that my lecture notes do not infringe on copyrights?

I'm trying to change the numbers in problems I write for examples I use in my class as well as assignments. However the problems are still inspired by the textbook. Are the problems sufficiently ...
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Creative commons for academic library

I am building an online library, where professors will be submitting academic work (text and multimedia). I want to find the right CC license. The work provided by the library can be shared and ...
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How to respond to a company that wants specific details on implementation of my PhD research?

A company approached me for an interview to explain my work, which has been published as part of my PhD. As I understand from their email, they want to understand my work so that they can use it. ...
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May I upload the preprint version of my article to ResearchGate before publication?

Recently, I got an acceptance of a journal paper, where I am allowed to self-archive its preprint version in my own repository/website. My question is whether I am allowed to upload it to RG before ...
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Is it ethical to use someone else's research as an illustrative case?

I have developed a framework for describing a phenomenon in organizations and would like to illustrate its use by referring to a case study published by another author. In other words, I would be ...
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Regarding self-archiving embargos, what is the “official publication” date?

Springer's self-archiving policy states: Authors may self-archive the author’s accepted manuscript of their articles on their own websites. Authors may also deposit this version of the article ...
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Permissions and copyright for a figure from an unavailable source

I would like to use, in a journal manuscript, a figure for which the original source (a website) no longer exists. What can I do? I found the figure in a Ph.D thesis, the author of the thesis is ...
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Publish collection of papers into a book?

I have a very general question. Say I have written 10 papers, published them independently in different journals over the years - could I then just take these papers and make a book out of them and ...
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Who does the pre-copy-edited version of a paper belong to?

I am aware that the copyright of the pre-peer review version of a paper belongs to the author. Does the post-peer review but pre-copy-edited version still belong to the author? I thought it may do ...
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Is it okay to print an ebook downloaded online? [closed]

Good day everyone. Today's era allows us to download an ebook of some books easily using a search engine such as google. I just need your help about the question: Is it okay to print an ebook ...
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Can I copyright materials I developed if it was asked to be written by the school I'm working at?

I'm a teacher in a private school and was asked by the school to develop lesson plans for an existing text book. Eventually that's going to be a manual for the teachers to use for that specific text ...
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Can I copy text from an article to complete my review article?

I'm currently writing an article and wonder if I could copy text from various articles. Is this appropriate? I checked similar review articles and found they copied the abstracts for similar works, ...
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Copyright Status of a Math Text

If this is not the correct forum for this question, or too specific, feel free to close it. I'm more or less from MSE, and this seemed like the place to ask. There's this well-known math text called "...
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After having published a paper, am I still free to use & distribute it as I wish?

Do I lose copyright if a journal accepts my paper and publishes it? Can I send my paper to colleagues, or is this technically illegal if they do not have access to the journal via their institution (...
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Which license should be chosen in arXiv for reports and preprints to be published in Elsevier?

First, imagine the following scenario: A "report" is first archived in arXiv as version one (v1). From that report, a "preprint" manuscript (with the same title as the report, but probably shorter ...
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Publishing erratum to arXiv and other best practices

Is publishing a single page erratum to arXiv an acceptable practice? And does it violate the copyright of journal who published the original work?
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Do publishers care if a book manuscript was freely posted online before submission to the publisher?

Do publishers care if a book manuscript was freely posted online (e.g., made open-access with a CC license) before submission to the publisher?
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Authorised agent for joint authors in publication agreement

For the publication of a paper each of the joint authors needs to sign a publication agreement with the publisher. Instead, only one author can sign as an 'authorised agent for joint authors'. ...
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published book based on dissertation [closed]

I published a book based on my dissertation with an academic publisher. The book was essentially rewritten. Can I publish the dissertation itself or is does the publisher have rights to it, as well?
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Is it okay to scan a book (that I own) strictly for personal use?

I have a physical book from an Australian publisher which is nearly a thousand pages long, so it's quite hard to carry around with me. It is a book of worked solutions for a math textbook. It has no ...
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Is it allowed to include graphs in a thesis without explicit permission? [duplicate]

In a thesis, is it allowed to include graphs from other papers without an explicit permission from the publisher? (assuming citation is provided)
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How to publish an extended version of a Springer journal article on arXiv?

Our team successfully participated in a challenge. We are now in the process of describing our approach in a paper. Initially, each team was supposed to write a separate article which would have ...
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How can I post my own version of a published SPIE paper on arXiv?

SPIE policy for web posting of papers states the following: SPIE grants to authors (and their employers) of papers, posters, and presentation recordings published in SPIE Proceedings or SPIE ...
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Which license should be chosen in arXiv for a paper to be published in Elsevier?

I would like to know what license needs to be chosen in arXiv for a paper that is to be sent to an Elsevier journal. I have read the terms of both arXiv and Elsevier attentively, but I'm still in ...
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If something is publicly visible in the Internet, does it mean I can use it for research? [duplicate]

I am talking about images in particular. If I collect a dataset for non-profit purposes (research) and an image is publicly available for anyone on the web (i.e. I can see it in google image search ...
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Posting solutions to textbook problems online [duplicate]

I'm interested in knowing whether there are any legal issues (e.g., copyright infringement) in posting solutions to problems of a (paid) textbook. I have mentioned these problems in class and did not ...
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Publishing a book based on long journal article

Recently my article has been accepted for future issue in a prestigious journal published by Jhon Wiley and sons. After accceptance of article I received an email from an other publisher based in ...
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What could be incentives for publishers to waive fees for reusing figures?

I'm in charge to obtain permissions to reuse figures from previous publications for our future work. Our publisher is a STM-signatory so for most journals there is little problem as their publisher ...
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License of content in patent

What's the license of content in a patent? I'd like to refer to existing techniques and show obtained results by including a figure which is obtained from a patent. Am I allowed to do that? For ...