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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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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 print. 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 ...
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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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Best license for an applied research project

I am looking to incorporate a license in the source code of a research project of University A, in which I was the last contributor. Historically the computer-science school has not forced researchers ...
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How are papers on NIPS Proceedings licensed?

I can see that there is a copyright claim on the NIPS Proceedings webpage for the years 1987 to 2017 but I haven't been able to find under what license the papers are copyrighted. How can I see that? ...
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What images published in arXiv papers can I include in my education material?

I am going to give a course at my company and I'm looking online for images that I can use in my education material. Since many of the most interesting images suitable for this education exist in ...
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Is there an open-source license that enforces citations?

I build simulations and make them open-source. Depending on the context I either license them with Apache or GPL. I publish the simulation results in paper and link to the code. However sometimes some ...
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Should I refer to this software in my research?

I have used HOMESTYLER online beta software to draw a room plan to be used in a research. I am not sure if it has to be referred to in the bibliography or not. What do you think?
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If an image covers the entire slide, where should I credit the author/licensor in a presentation?

Let's pretend I want to use this image from Wikimedia Commons Here's the license on the image: You are free: to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work to remix – to adapt ...
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Which license should be chosen in arXiv for reports and preprints to be published in Elsevier?

First, imagine the following scenario: A "report" is first archived in arXiv as version one (v1). From that report, a "preprint" manuscript (with the same title as the report, but probably shorter ...
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Do publishers care if a book manuscript was freely posted online before submission to the publisher?

Do publishers care if a book manuscript was freely posted online (e.g., made open-access with a CC license) before submission to the publisher?
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Does the ND (NoDerivatives) clause forbid the distribution of any form of text or data mining based on papers with such a license?

I was reading "Your Guide to Publishing Open Access with Elsevier" (URL: https://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/181433/openaccessbooklet_May.pdf (mirror)) and saw this table on page 6: ...
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Which license should be chosen in arXiv for a paper to be published in Elsevier?

I would like to know what license needs to be chosen in arXiv for a paper that is to be sent to an Elsevier journal. I have read the terms of both arXiv and Elsevier attentively, but I'm still in ...
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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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Should licensed code be acknowledged in Thesis

When some function library licensed under BSD is used in simulations, should it be acknowledged in Bachelors/Masters Thesis, which have no length restrictions? In this particular case the functions ...
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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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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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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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Can I use decompiled source code for research?

In my research field, software tools are considered a research outcome, and therefore it's normal that researchers build tools and make them publicly available. However, in many cases, the authors ...
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Is school work in the public domain? [closed]

I am working on a project for school and would like to know if it would be in the public domain.
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Does using GPL material in a paper make it impossible to transfer copyright to the publisher?

I am writing a paper, and would like to use some GPL-licensed material I found on the internet; for instance, an image. The GPL requires any work using GPL content to be GPL licensed itself. To my ...
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Given the traditional ACM copyright license, is it legal to publish the paper on ResearchGate? [duplicate]

The ACM license states (iii) Post the Accepted Version of the Work on (1) the Author's home page, (2) the Owner's institutional repository, (3) any repository legally mandated by an agency ...
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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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Can my college dictate what state I take post-degree licensing exams in? [closed]

I am enrolled in an online college program based in the (US) state adjacent to mine, working toward a teaching degree. Before I enrolled, this college's recruiters assured me that a degree from them, ...
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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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Can I use a publication's accompanying source code in a commercial software?

Said source code has no explicit license. I know I could reimplement the method described in the paper, but it would be more convenient to just use the code directly. What is the convention in these ...
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“no derivatives” clause for CC licensing

I’m wondering about whether it might hurt to use the "no derivatives" clause when licensing a scientific article under a Creative Commons license. My impression is that nobody ever creates "derivative ...
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Can I include images licensed CC BY-NC 4.0 in a conference paper?

I'm writing an academic paper, which hopefully will be accepted and published in the conference proceeding. In order to explain my idea, I'm also drawing a figure including a free image licensed by ...