Questions tagged [license]

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

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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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Would a license chosen during publishing to arxiv affect the paper acceptance in IEEE Transactions on wireless communications?

Will the selection of CC-BY on arxiv affect the paper acceptance in IEEE transactions on wireless communications? I have read some similar questions as here, but my question is not about what to ...
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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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Uploading preprints of old Elsevier papers to arXiv, and updating arXiv preprints by newer versions

Let's say that my first scientific paper was published in 2010 in one of the Elsevier mathematical journals. At that time I didn't care about uploading a preprint of the paper to arXiv which I now ...
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Can images from wikipedia article be used for non-commercial use?

Foe example the following image in Wikipedia article. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2014.06.23._Charles_Aznavour_Fot_Mariusz_Kubik_01.jpg To best of my understanding it has creative ...
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License issue: publishing an image of famous person in the scientific paper

A scientific paper to be published contains an image of someone famous. An image is just picked from the Internet. My questions: Is it a violation to publish such image without permission? From ...
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Legality of collecting/distributing a dataset of screenshots of websites

I'm doing a research project where I want to collect thousands of screenshots of different websites, for training/testing of image models. Ultimately, I am trying to create a dataset that I can ...
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Can I use a figure under CC BY-SA 3.0 in an academic paper

CC BY-SA requires that you distribute anything derivative of the work with the same license. I found a very nice but complex diagram (let's say a CAD model) under this license and I would like to ...
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Copyright issue regarding creating an image by using other images taken from a website

I need to use images related to "cricket umpire signals" in my paper. I want to create a new image by putting some of these small images together along with graphs and comments next to them. But my ...
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What is the difference between a “electronic preprint server” and a “subject repository”?

In the following licence to publish: 6.b) preprints (before referee) can be posted to electronic preprint servers 6.c) postprints (after referee) can be posted to subject repositories Now I am ...
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Include code snippet which is licensed under the MIT License in a paper

My paper is about a software I created which uses part of another software licensed under the MIT license. It is available on Github and includes a copy of the MIT license correctly. Additionally the ...
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What license to choose for preprint on OSF (Open Science Framework) when the preprint has been published in a journal?

I'd like to put two preprints on OSF to make them available for everyone. One paper is already published, the other is in press. I've checked on SHERPA/RoMEO if the publisher allows preprint to be put ...
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OpenStreetMaps in research publications: Is that possible?

In connection with Scholia (https://tools.wmflabs.org/scholia/), we are making OpenStreetMap plots online with the tiler from Wikimedia Foundation. When presented online OSM-derived maps are not a ...
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Has anything changed about the “default” arXiv perpetual license?

I am new to arXiv and when I asked several of my colleagues which license I should select for my submission, they tell me to use the one marked as default, referring to the "arXiv.org perpetual" ...
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Which license should be chosen in arXiv for a paper to be published in IEEE TPDS?

I would like to know what license needs to be chosen in arXiv for a paper that is to be sent to an IEEE journal, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS). Arxiv licenses: non-...
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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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What license should be chosen on arXiv for a paper to be published in Communications in Algebra at Taylor&Francis?

I have never been submitting the paper to arXiv so I have a question about what kind of license or declaration I must choose to be able to submit the expanded version of the manuscript, which is soon ...
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What license to use while putting papers on the Arxiv?

I am new to this and not sure what to make of all the options available. I am interested in putting a machine-learning-related preprint, which will potentially be submitted to places like NIPS/ICLR/...
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Which arXiv license to use for archiving an ACM CSUR journal?

I would like to submit the preprint version of my ACM CSURjournal (used acmsmall format of acmart latex) to arXiv. As of now, the work is peer-reviewed twice ( passed one major and currently in its ...
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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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Licensing under author name? [closed]

What does it means a project being licensed with the name of the author? I mean, one instance is: there is an author X, that writes an open source book on biology with git and at the end of the ...