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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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 ...
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Do Nature journals wrongly claim copyright in their published pdfs?

I just noticed this and I'm slightly confused by a small detail. The Nature Publishing Group states in its Publishing Licences page that the copyright on articles remains with the author: NPG does ...
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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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Xilinx university program terms issue

I work at a university and want to get some FPGA development boards sponsored by Xilinx for labs. They have a donation program, so I filled a request. But after the final submission I've been ...
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Will my paper get an ISBN/ISSN number if I upload to arXiv.org?

I want to upload my paper to arxiv.org. I also want to submit the same paper to a conference (computer science/multimedia related). The PC chair informed me that if the paper already has an ISBN/ISSN ...
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Public dataset without license: what is allowed?

Many public scientific datasets are accompanied by a license, for example variations of Creative Commons are used quite often. However, in many cases public academic datasets lack any licensing ...
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Am I allowed to my article to researchGate which is so far only published at arXiv?

I understand that in general, it depends on the publishing license of the journal if I am allowed to distribute my article further. However, I want to know if I can upload an article, which I ...
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Why don't academics bypass restrictions on the distribution of their papers the same way as an institutional open access policy seems to do?

I've learned that academics can ensure that their papers can be freely distributed, even when those papers are published at places that require transferring copyright, simply by granting a ...
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License and attribution of images in compiled work for public outreach

I am working on a lager poster about science which will be on display in a museum and may be made available online. I intend to compile it using images from different sources. Some are own work, some ...
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License of code accompanying a published article

Given a paper that introduces a new algorithm and upon publication copyright is transferred to the publisher. Is an implementation of the presented algorithm considered a derivative of the published ...
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Restrictions on use of a commercial database in publications [closed]

I am considering purchasing a commercial database of retail transactions for a certain industry and time period. My intent is to do basic summary statistics and regression analysis, and publish those ...
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I chose wrong license during submission on arXiv, what shall I do?

I am a PhD student from computer science and try to submit a paper to IEEE transactions. In addition, I also submitted it to arXiv under the CC0 license (Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication), ...
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Can I use purchased graphics in an academic paper/poster?

I've purchased a bundle of infographic element sets (templates for charts, graphs etc) which are licensed for personal and commercial use. Would it be generally acceptable to use a template I've ...
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Having students scribe lectures: can the instructor choose any license?

For each lecture of a course, a couple of students are assigned to scribe the lecture, as part of the course requirements. Can the instructor choose any license he wants for the scribe notes? E.g. CC ...
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How can we perpetuate reproducibility?

Two years ago, Roger Peng discussed in his blog the ramifications of requiring reproducibility for the first producers of research objects, but not for reusers. He then proposed What I think a good ...
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What criteria need to be matched to be able to distribute a research article openly?

Distributing articles that are not freely available can get you into trouble. However, it is important to share and distribute knowledge. If you are not sure about whether or not you are allowed to ...
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Which license should I aim to publish articles & software under?

Suppose I have the choice of license under which to publish my research work in Computer Science (constituting scientific papers and software) online; and that I need to make this decision before any ...
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Are IPython Notebooks code or slides? (for licensing purpose)

I prepared a short tutorial in IPython Notebook and want to release it on an open license. However, as it is something between code and slides, I do not know if Creative Commons licenses are suitable (...
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Open Access for journals : extent of the content remix (CC-BY) license?

I'm a co-editor for an open-access journal (in geography), which is listed on the DOAJ. The scientific committee is somewhat doubtful about the recent change of prerequisites of the DOAJ, especially ...
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Using images with CC-BY-SA license in slides or a thesis

If I am using images with a copyleft license (e.g. CC-BY-SA), each of them as a separate, properly attributed piece, does it mean that the whole work (be it slides, a thesis or a book) need to be ...
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How can I find images to use in my thesis that are free/unrestricted by copyright?

I need to add some images to my thesis. I would strongly prefer that these are free (no cost) and not restricted by copyright. I have used Google Image to find images, I don't know how to determine ...
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Are there any academic data sets that force users to release any source code written to analyse them?

I am curious to know whether there exists any data set that forces users to publicly release any source code written to analyse it.
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Can I put online an accepted paper before the conference?

My paper has been accepted for a conference, I have chosen the ACM "License to Publish" and the publishers are happy with the camera-ready copy. According to the ACM license I may "Post the ...
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Publishing vs. putting work online under a free license

Suppose a work (a book with abstract math research) is presented as LaTeX source under a copyleft license available at a public Git hosting service. Will scientists be reluctant to cite such a work, ...
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What license to choose for a model which we will freely distribute?

My research team has developed a model, analyzed data, and generated results. We are currently in the process of publishing the results -- the article is in review -- and we are preparing to make our ...
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Can a University put a Creative Commons document containing a NonCommercial element (NC) behind a wall?

Can a University force web visitors to connect with their University ID to access a document licensed under Creative Commons containing a NonCommercial element (NC)? Enrolling into at University a ...
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CC-licensing course slides

I would like to share under a Creative Commons license some course material (slides) I created. However, I used (abused?) of duly cited non-cc sources such as books etc. to prepare the course material....
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“Internal” license for group software?

I have a question about the use and attribution of internal software tools. We have a model in our group that is very popular and has formed the basis of many student projects and publications. It ...
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Which licence choose for a new academic computing language?

Disclaimer: I am not sure this is the right place to ask the question, but since it is directly related to academic work, I though I'll give it a try. If it is not, please feel free to redirect ...