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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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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 ...
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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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