[Fsfe-ie] Academic Publishers Copyright Policies

David O'Callaghan david.ocallaghan at cs.tcd.ie
Fri Jan 12 13:54:49 CET 2007

Hi All,

At the last IFSO meeting the subject of copyright policies of academic
publishers came up for discussion. The basic issue is that many acadmeic
publishers require that authors assign copyright to the publisher on the
basis that this will allow the publisher to better disseminate the work.
Many publishers allow the authors to distribute copies of their work
online subject to various restrictions.

The website below documents the policies of many academic journals and
publishers and makes it easy to see what you're permitted to do.


Hope this is useful to some of you,


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