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A License can be official or legal permission to do or own a specified thing, product or material.

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Copyright for PhD Thesis? [closed]

Which of the following copyrights is most suitable for a PhD thesis and how do each of them restrict the use of the ideas presented in the thesis? 1. Copyright © [Year], [My Name]. All Rights Reserved....
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Publish an article as part of the dissertation, even though it has already been published in the journal

I am about to publish my dissertation via the university library, which is mandatory according to the doctoral regulations of my university. I have written a total of 4 articles as part of my ...
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Uploading adapted research code with missing licence

I adapted some code from a public GitHub repository for a paper, and I have to upload my code to make my work reproducible. I cite the work for which the repository was created in the paper and added ...
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Do I need to get the authors permission for creating a similar image?

Consider a situation where author X explains a concept on his website (no copyright marks etc.). He also provides graphics to visualize what he puts in words in that explanaton. I cited that ...
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Correctly citing a cc-licensed picture that is third-party-material already

There is a picture in an article I want to use. The article is by John Doe (2020). The picture is on page 100. The caption of the picture says "Model by Denver (2005, p. 3; 2010, p.10)" ...
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How to cite when modifying a graphic out of an article that is CC-licensed?

Question: I want to create a graphic in my thesis that is based on a graphic included in a published article. The whole article itself has a creative-commons license. How do I do this correctly? Is ...
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Is there a flaw in the Elsevier green OA license?

I'm checking the Elsevier article sharing policies and I think there is a problem with their license of the accepted manuscript (post-review article). Indeed, the instructions say: Authors can share ...
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Does publication of results trigger the GPLv3 license?

I have modified scientific open-source code licensed with the GPLv3 license. If I run some simulations on my PC with this modified code and later on I want to publish a paper with the results of my ...
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Requiring specific licensing for optional coursework - is it OK?

To gain extra credit for a course I lead, students can share their notes from a lecture which we intend to use as starting point to develop a better (free) learning material than just sharing slides ...
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May I use a CC BY-SA 4.0 image (own work) for an open access journal article under CC BY 4.0?

Some years ago I uploaded some images to Wikimedia commons and selected "own work". That images were uploaded under a CC BY-SA 4.0 License. However, the journal (in which I am attempting to ...
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Can you use an open access CC-BY ND scientific article for text annotation?

We plan to use clinical trial articles in one of the text annotation projects. This article mentions the license below. This is an open-access article under the terms of the Creative Commons ...
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Does the license for arXiv uploads apply to TeX source or the PDF?

I am wondering to which of the content that I publish on arXiv the license I chose during publication applies. Let's assume that I uploaded just a single TeX-source file and filled out the form with ...
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Publishing a dataset to which anyone should be able to contribute

(I have seen multiple questions about how to share datasets in general, but none of them seems to involve the criterion of an open contributorship.) I want to share a dataset to which anyone should be ...
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Can researcher re-publish their own published research somewhere else?

Let's say I (first author) have published my research in a paywalled, non-open access journal. Can I publish a simplified version of the article, using some of the same figures as in the paywalled ...
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how to insert a GitHub linked data for my experimental results in a research paper?

I have wondered about the policy of insert a GitHub link in my technical note to make the all benchmarks results available. Is there any license required ? or a specific format? example: https://rana-...
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Where/how can I find out if I can use this paper commercially vs for research purposes only?

I wanted to implement this paper for commercial purposes, but the licence for use is not mentioned at all. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1902.09104.pdf Dynamic Feature Fusion for Semantic Edge Detection Where/...
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Is publishing in a journal considered "commercial use"?

A lot of software offer student or academic licenses that prohibit the use of the software for commercial purposes. A lot of scientific journals are edited by for-profit companies and publish papers ...
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Published article on Arxiv: Elsevier Gold Open Access

Am I allowed to publish the final manuscript PDF (as it is in the journal) on Arxiv if the paper is published as "Gold Open Access" in an Elsevier journal?
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Making already published papers open-access: is it and could it be an option?

Currently, there are plenty of options to publish an open-access paper. From using purely open-access journals (free of charge or for a fee) to opting-in for an open-access license in the traditional ...
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Switch license between arxiv preprint and accepted manuscript for Elsevier publication

I want to submit a paper to Elsevier (yes, I know, evil me - there are specific reasons). Elsevier allows sharing preprints "anywhere at any time". Later, one is allowed to "update a ...
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ArXiv license to choose for a paper to be published in IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems?

I´ve seen similar questions to mine (as Which license should be chosen in arXiv for a paper to be published in IEEE TPDS? or IEEE Access License on Arxiv ) but answers did not completely solve my ...
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Which of the arXiv licenses are compatible with the IOP preprint policy?

IOP policy reads: IOP Publishing Limited ("IOP") supports the early sharing of research via preprint servers and other early sharing platforms and our authors are permitted to share a ...
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I mistakenly chose the CC BY 4.0 license on arxiv. Can anyone take my paper and publish it in a journal or conference?

I recently submitted an under-review paper to arxiv. I mistakenly chose CC BY 4.0 as the license. I suddenly found out that I've done that mistake. Can anyone publish my paper in a journal or ...
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On choosing a license for software in academia

In my university, professors in Computer Science decide by themselves the licenses for the code of their research group. This happens without consulting the university legal team (or the university, ...
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Code in a conference paper: should I put license terms there?

I am currently writing a conference paper (an IEEE conf, if that matters) in which I include a piece of code. Pertaining to the license of the code, should I, at the beginning of the code, write ...
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How to attribute subfigures from other sources ? / Does cropping a figure consitute a change?

I am writing a review article on common failure modes for a certain technology and to illustrate the different failures, I want to include a range of images from other publications. I have either ...
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Can you use quotes / poems in published papers?

Sometimes I see quotes or poems at the beginning of a peer-reviewed article. I am guessing that there are some copyright laws to consider here. How does one check whether or not a quote or a poem can ...
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Publishing dissertation with ProQuest and include CC BY-SA 4.0 images

I was wondering if images with license of type CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en can be safely (legally) included when a dissertation is published with ProQuest by ...
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Is there an attribution obligation for arXiv preprints with the standard license?

I'm currently learning more about arXiv's different licenses. One of them is arXiv's own perpetual, non-exclusive license. Unlike the CC licenses, it does not seem to include any clauses on ...
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How can I view the license information of preprints on the arXiv?

I'm interested in learning more about different types of licenses that are used for preprints on the arXiv. Upon checking some random articles on the website, I could not find the licenses under which ...
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How to properly adapt academic papers obtained from a university to private companies?

My post is more related to private research than academic research, but as I think they could be strongly related, I thought this would be the most appropriate place to ask. I have recently started ...
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Can I protect a questionnaire that we've developed against unauthorized use by publishing it somewhere under a license?

We're collaborating with another researcher from another institution. Collaborating here means that we do the whole work (study design, questionnaire development and testing etc.) and the other ...
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Can I republish what is already published on ArXiv after a copyright transfer?

I will explain the case (because it is unique): If I publish an article in arXiv under the arXiv license (not under CC license), consequently I retain the copyright. Four months later, I write other ...
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Is it ok to use Github code by having explicit permission from author for Thesis but without license mentioned on the repository?

I am writing my Master Thesis. I used code from GitHub for my application and did modifications and extended its functionality to adjust my requirements. I am also citing the code in my own code and ...
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Which license should I choose on arxiv.org for later publication?

I wrote an opinion piece for a journal but it was rejected. I would like to put it on arxiv.org because now I do not have time to rewrite it, but I would like to circulate it. And, there are more ...
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Does a research competition with monetary prizes count as commerical use?

There are some datasets (bioinformatics, agriculture, weather, etc.) that state that they can only be used for non-commercial purposes. This would mean a corporation cannot take that dataset and use ...
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Acces to database as guest auditor at another university

For my doctorate (economics) I absolutely need access to a scientific database. The problem is that my university unfortunately does not offer this database in its library. The database access as well ...
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No specific license & no copyright transfer agreement: do I retain rights without restrictions?

I have a question about publishing. If I publish a paper in a journal that does not specify any type of license used, and I am never asked to transfer the copyright. Apart from this, the journal ...
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Uploading acepted ACL paper to arXiv

I have written an accepted paper for the 2020 Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). While uploading the final version, I agreed to this copyright statement: ...
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"This paper has been submitted/published in" stamp on arxiv

I am in the process of submitting a paper on arxiv and I would like to know if there is anyone who knows if the part in gray in the following picture gets automatically added on the paper or I should ...
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Do I have to mention the name of the answer holder within my program? [duplicate]

I have a question worries me a lot, I have read on "https://stackoverflow.com" that members' posts are subject to the "Creative Commons" license. The question is:When I benefit from the answer of any ...
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ArXIV's Different Licenses [closed]

I am considering submitting a working paper to the ArXIV archive and was wondering what the different licenses entailed, and whether choosing one might have some future ramifications. Thank you!
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What license to choose for my PhD thesis?

I will soon submit my PhD thesis. The thesis is written in Latex and version controlled with git. I want to add a license file, but don't know what to choose. For my software, I choose the permissive ...
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Attributing Teaching Material Under GPL

I teach a course where my teaching materials are a combination of 1: original material, 2: material from colleagues, and 3: material provided by the textbook. My colleagues have given me permission to ...
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Attribution of diagrams made with Creative Commons software

If I want to use diagrams I created using GeoGebra in a dissertation or paper, how do I properly credit/give attribution? The terms of service say: We grant you permission to use the Website ...
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Is software developed by publicly funded research groups legally public domain?

In the United States, if a university lab develops code while receiving public funding, are they legally obligated to release their source code?
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Which license to choose for article publication? [duplicate]

My editor is giving me the option to choose between: The Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) The Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivative Works 4.0 ...
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Is there a default license for code libraries that accompany scientific research papers

I read a scientific paper, which is accompanied by a code library published by the authors. I couldn't find anything about its license. Could I just reuse the code? Is there a default license for ...
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License for research projects

What is a good way to license your research projects? Diving into the details of most licences, a lot of their wording and concerns seem centered around 'redistribution', and are not so much driven ...
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MathSciNet reviews license

I have been asked to become a MathSciNet reviewer. I personally find the database very useful, but I am a bit held back by the fact the database is kept behind a paywall. What is actually the ...
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