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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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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 ...
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How can I best approach journals and academics about paying to re-use content from their papers?

Apologies if this is off-topic - please close away if it is. I am currently engaged in writing a book. This isn't speculative - I have a commission and an advance and a budget to spend on securing ...
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Can I use images from an arxiv paper (and some others) in my undergrad thesis?

I want to use images (in their unaltered form) from some arXiv papers (and some other venues) in my undergraduate thesis. For instance, here are the papers from which I'm considering using images: ...
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Using a public GIT-Hub repository (that was a homework of my group) in my Bachelor thesis

I have a question concerning my special case. In my bachelor thesis, I must implement a CI (e.g. Jenkins) server and show its functionality based on a sample project. This work is handed to other ...
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My code is published as original work by a different group. What should I do?

I've found some code that I've posted online that has a BSD license published in a supplementary material of a different group in a high impact journal. The authors have replaced the name on the ...
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Author states that he is owner of his photographs but they have been published in various journals

I'm editing a volume and I am responsible to obtain permissions for figures and photographs the authors wish to use in their respective chapters. Now I have an author A who included several of his ...
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How to obtain a copy of my own article from an APS (American Physical Society) journal?

I recently published an article in one of the journals of the American Physical Society (APS). Our university library does not have a subscription to this particular journal, so I don't have access to ...
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Does it matter where my academic website is hosted, for issues of intellectual property?

Say I am a British academic, who happens to have a blog, where I comment on my research and other people's research. Naturally, I do not want to infringe copyrights on any type, including intellectual ...
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Sharing an unpublished paper but retrieved from a third-party site?

Ten years ago my colleagues in a grad program (at a US university) produced a paper but it was never published (in a formal journal or website). It was only distributed by email to the department and ...
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Reusing content in papers, conference preceedings and lecture notes

In physics, it seems to be common practice to reuse your own introductory material, verbatim, multiple times in online lecture notes and conference preceedings, and a final time in a journal article. ...
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Copyright policy of conference and sharing of article in public archive

I have few articles published in IEEE conference as well in IEEE Sponsored conference proceedings. I want to share my work on public library such as arxiv. The IEEE copy right policy states that "The ...
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How do I use potentially copyrighted images in my course material? [duplicate]

I teach at a school and I create PowerPoint presentations to use in my classroom. I also need to upload the PowerPoints to my school website for my students to access. Access is restricted and ...
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Is there a risk of sharing my idea with other researchers via e-mail?

I sometimes need to take the opinion of other researchers who published studies close to mine, so I send my research question and what I will do to answer it through e-mail. Assuming that this is a ...
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Is source code provided in the appendix of a thesis copyrighted? [US]

I'm contemplating including source code in the appendix of my thesis. Although, I will not be strictly required to, I think this would be something that my committee would like to see. Will I run ...
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Can I use figures from my article on my website after it is accepted but before being published, if I publish open access and retain the copyright?

I have a paper that was just accepted (but not yet published) in an open access journal. I am also upgrading my website right now, and I would like to know if I am allowed to post pictures which are ...
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Supervisor used graphic without crediting me

The following situation occurred: I was asked to modify a figure (originally published in a paper) to be used in a non-further-determined publication by my professor. I did substantially modify the ...
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As a professor, can I copy exercises / problems from a textbook without referencing the source? [duplicate]

In creating a final exam for my course, I would like to use problems from a textbook that I did not assign to the course. Do I need to reference the source on the final exam paper or is it not ...
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Copyright for abstract

My research paper was published as a conference document. I signed the copyright. In accordance with it the publisher is a copyright owner. Now, I found that my abstracts is written (literally) on ...
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What if the author I am seeking his permission to use part of his work has passed away?

What should I do if I need to use part of a previous researcher's work (e.g. an instrument or a questionnaire) who passed away?
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Lab colleague uses cracked software. Should I report it?

I've just (accidentally) found that one of our colleagues in the lab (who is a graduate student) uses a cracked piece of software on his personal laptop (We were talking near his station and a pop up ...
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When do I need permission for translating scales to my native language?

I have translated a psychological scale to my native language. Do I need permission from the author? Specifically, I am talking about scales that authors develop and use in their papers (not the ...
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Should I obtain permission for publishing a vector drawing based on a published photo?

I have drawn a schematic image of a museum object for use in my forthcoming paper. The object itself is over 1000 years old, and my vector drawing is based on a photograph published in an exhibition ...
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Open data and copyrights for a thesis

In my thesis, I am using other people's open data, and I cut and paste the description of it and reference its source and its copyright (if it is identifiable in the source). My question is if that'...
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Permission to include a segment from Google Maps as a figure in a publication

For the application of remote sensing, a satellite imaging of an urban land cover is required. The image I require is readily available in Google Maps. Who must I contact to receive permission to ...
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How can I ensure the copyrights of my work during expert interviews (data collection)? [duplicate]

I have to conduct some interviews for my PhD with people from industry. I need them to review my proposed method in order to validate it. However, I might need to send my work to those who I cannot ...
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Can I withdraw a paper from IEEE conference after signing the copyright form?

I have submitted a manuscript using figures from google. I have cited the web pages from where I have found the figures in my article. The figures are actually figures of apparatus. Later I learnt ...
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Our teacher is encouraging us to use cracked software

I'm taking a course named Numerical and Computational Methods Based on Mathematica (Or in Chinese: "基于Mathematica的数值计算方法"), but Wolfram Mathematica is a bit expensive for me to afford. On the first ...
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Is it advisable to get copyright on a research proposal and an academic article before submitting them? [closed]

Is it advisable to get copyright on a research proposal and an academic article before submitting them? Do you think there are some distinctions between the two cases mentioned (a research proposal ...
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Distributing published papers if I am the first author

In some interviews for industry positions, I have been asked about my prior (applied math) research experience and to go into detail about the models I have constructed. After I gave him a high-level ...
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Reusing material from paper on website

I have been working extensively on a project for which I have written a couple of papers which still haven't been submitted for publication. I am also preparing a website where I want these materials ...
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Copyright-related advice for graphic designer creating content for academic publications

I'm in the following situation: I'm a researcher and hold a degree in life sciences. I also like graphic design and occasionally doodle up a figure to include in a report or such. I'm not a ...
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When to upload preprint (or abstract) to online repository?

I know that it depends on where I publish whether I am allowed to upload my paper to an online repository like ResearchGate (cf. here). The question is, however, when I would upload the paper. Can I ...
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If a paper is accepted but not included in the conference proceedings, does organization (IEEE) retain the copyright of the paper?

In case a paper is accepted but not included in the conference proceedings (conference fee not paid), does the organization (IEEE) retains the copyright of the paper? Consider the case that none of ...
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Can I copy my Thesis code from TextBook

The code work for my master thesis is copied from a textbook. Is it legal to copy the entire code from the textbook? Can I write in my documentation that this project is solely developed by me? I ...
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Can a supervisor extend the paper and change the order of authors?

Background: In my area, people extend their conference paper to a journal version by adding only 30% contribution. This means that you get a second paper, with the same content (introduction, related ...
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How to copyright unpublished work during Phd

How do I protect my unpublished phd work (which i am planning on publishing soon)? I am conducting expert interviews and I will have to send parts of my work to them for validation. But, how to ensure ...
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Is it legal to upload preprint on ResearchGate?

I have few papers already published in certain journals which cannot be uploaded on ResearchGate due to copyright issues, now is it legal to upload my own version of the paper formatted in LaTeX or in ...
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Correctly licensing someone else's photo for publication in open-access journal

When articles are accepted by open-access journals such as PLoS journals, the editors sometimes ask for a 'striking image' to attract attention to the paper on the contents page (see examples here; ...
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May authors opt-out of the proceedings of a conference?

Many conferences in my field (theoretical CS) are organised as follows. They are run by academics, as an endowement, scientific association, or some other not-for-profit organization. Each year, ...
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How to address the issue of the widespread use of protected material in informal publications?

One thing that always bothered me is the liberal use of protected material in informal academic publications (for example Powerpoint presentations, handouts and internal reports rather than published ...
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What is the legal status of an open access academic publication?

I'm interested in the legal status of a published academic open access product. Is it considered a commercial product or not, even if published by a company that usually earns money (in one way or ...
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Consequences for publishing final-version PDF, in violation of publisher policies?

Are there consequences that are typically enforced when an author puts the publisher’s PDF on a personal website or social media (e.g. ResearchGate) in violation of the publisher’s policy? I see many ...
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Retyping some material to obscure source of a textbook with a solution manual?

This is my first time teaching mathematics. I've been giving lessons based on a certain textbook which contains excellent exercises (not just the exercises, but the order in which they appear leads ...
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Usage of a TV show transcript in my Thesis is under fair use exception?

Can I use the data of Friends TV show transcript in my thesis for analysis and publish my paper/findings. Does the usage of TV show transcript data for analysis and construction of new script based on ...
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Can I describe in my own word few experiments from some academic papers to write a popular science book?

My book is about a theory that is based upon existing theories and recent experiments in biology. Since biology is not my main field, and since my theory is interesting to the general public, I self-...
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Duplicate publication by the co-authors

July 2015 : We four authors (Fabio, Alex, Haris and Mark) have submitted a paper in July 2015 and transfer of copyrights to the Journal A. Alex was corresponding author and I am Mark the 4th author. ...
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Collaborator published paper on ArXiv without my name

In the last four months, I have been working on a project with a friend. After the completion of writing part of paper, I started searching for conferences and found that my friend had already ...
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Using pictures of 16th–18th century paintings in PhD dissertation?

Can someone please help me get an insight into the use of images, specifically paintings from the 16th to 18th century that reside in churches, museums, etc., and how can one use them in a PhD ...
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Posting previously published content on Arxiv

I have some previously published work in the computer vision domain, and would like to upload them to arXiv to provide greater accessibility. How can I go about finding which licence statement to ...
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Chapter in printed thesis vs. journal article

My computer science PhD thesis contains a chapter which is heavily based on an already published conference paper. I have published my thesis online, and fulfilled the requirements for my degree this ...