Questions tagged [copyright]

Copyright issues: publication agreements, copyright transfer upon publication, legal status of work-for-hire in academia, etc.

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What is the “initial screen” for displaying a journal's copyright?

I submitted my first journal paper to IEEE today, and when I considered posting it on ArXiv just to be safe from scooping, I noticed that IEEE has a policy for submitted content, which does not ...
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How to indicate that a drawing has been re-adapted and expanded or integrated from another published illustration?

I've got this illustration of a block diagram published in a book. It's quite a basic concept of surface metrology but I've been inspired by it, I've redrawn the diagram using LaTeX with another ...
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Can we use a book figure/illustration in a review article and cite the source without getting permissions?

I included two figures from book in review article. I emailed the editor and author of the chapter for permissions, but they didn't reply. I also mailed CRC publisher for permissions, but still didn't ...
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Who is the copyright holder of a PhD thesis published in ProQuest?

I have a Ph.D thesis obtained from ProQuest. I would like to reuse some of the figures from it in my own work. Every page of the PDF contains this message on the bottom: Reproduced with permission ...
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Copyright for creating a video that is a chapter-by-chapter Analysis of a Technical Book?

There is a technical book that I like a lot and is widely respected in my field. It has about 80 "rules" in it with example code. I would like to create a series of videos to further explain and ...
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Copyright of microscopy data acquired by myself [closed]

The question is the following: What is the copyright of imaging data (microscopy) I acquired during working in a research laboratory? Can I use this on my homepage / personal website? I took the ...
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Include figures from publications in thesis (Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0)

I would be interest what is common/best practice to include figures from published papers/literature in my thesis (Which will be published open-access). The figures of interest are copyrighted by (...
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Reporting error in publication after copyright transfer

Last year my paper got accepted in a Mathematics journal. This year the online first version of the article came out. I put the online version on research gate and a lot of people read the article. ...
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Is it legal to publicly share questionnaires from research articles?

I've found articles on the development of diagnostic questionnaires that I only have access to through my university. I'm interested in sharing some of them publicly online so more people can have ...
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Usage of a web application that I sold for an academic project: Copyright issues?

I am currently a master's student and really glad that I learned almost everything about plagiarism prior to my master's thesis, I really want it to be perfect. Anyway, I have an issue that has been ...
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Publish book chapters without giving away the rights

I'm currently writing a book where I, during the writing process, would like to try to publish some individual chapters (more or less unchanged) as standalone articles . Once I've written all of 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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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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Possibility of translating document when original copyright holder no longer exists? [duplicate]

I'm trying to research a copyright by an old publishing company in Amsterdam called "W. ten Have N.V." The company is apparently no longer in business and the author has since passed away around 1990. ...
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Is it appropriate to copy a drawing from a book in my master thesis? [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is appropriate to copy a drawing from a book (specifically a directed graph) and develop my theory on that drawing? It is sure that I am going to make a reference for that ...
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Can I delete figures on accepted manuscript?

I am now in panic. One of my paper got accepted by journal. However, I am stuck with the copyright from two figures I have used in my research paper. These two figures ( these two from open access ...
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Software copyright issues [closed]

Who owns the intellectual rights for the newly developed software if it was developed during the employee's free time? The developer was 1) working as full-time employee at university X in Western ...
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What copyright issues could arise if I write a book based on one of my articles?

If I publish a 187 pages article extracted from a 244 (yet unpublished) page book, do I have the future right to publish this book without consent from the article copyright holder? What if the book ...
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Will it violate copyright if I use an essay question from a book and write my own essay and publish it on my website? [closed]

Suppose that there is a book by Cambridge or Oxford. In that book, there are some essay samples. I want to take those essay titles and write my own essays for them. Does this violate copyright?
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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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Should a scientific paper have copyright? [closed]

Should a scientific paper have copyright? I guess not. It seems to me that science and copyright are not compatible. Let's say I wrote a very important paper in, say, cell biology. Suppose I have ...
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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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Using others' figures, illustrations, and diagrams

I am writing up a chapter of a literature review and I thought to add two figures to illustrate the theory of that subject of my research. These two figures are available in the literature and they ...
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Adding co-author without consent of all co-authors [closed]

I have been collaborating with an individual on a scientific paper. I have documents showing that this individual has shared the paper content with other people. Also, the individual has added co-...
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“All rights reserved” vs Creative Commons BY-NC-ND [closed]

When choosing a license for a paper, is the most restrictive creative commons (CC Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)) equivalent to "all rights reserved"? I'm having trouble ...
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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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Shortened version of a math book (without proofs)

I've authored a math research monograph (which can be however used as a textbook, as it is structured like a textbook). Is it worth to make short version of it containing only definitions and ...
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What are copyright infringement examples in the academia? [closed]

Does anyone have copyright infringement examples in the Academia?
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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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