[LINK] Copyright in adapted works [was Digital copyright ...] [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Graham.REYNOLDS at deewr.gov.au Graham.REYNOLDS at deewr.gov.au
Tue Jun 10 16:26:41 AEST 2008

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> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Stephen Wilson
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> Subject: [LINK] Copyright in adapted works [was Digital copyright ...]
> A more mundane but to me more familiar example is when I sign over to 
> a publisher copyright in the production of a conference paper: they 
> get to own the form in which it is produced by them, but I retain 
> copyright in the original text.  It makes sense (to me at any rate) 
> that my writing represents one piece of intellectual property, that I 
> own and can modify and improve and publish again as I wish, while the 
> actual printed work is another piece of IP, imbued with the 
> publisher's brand, and improved by their editing, indexing and 
> imprimatur, all of which adds some value.

Stephen, I'd recommend you read your publisher's copyright agreement
carefully. You could find that the publisher requires you as an author
to transfer copyright ownership on acceptance of publication, and while
you'll no doubt retain some rights and permissions, you could be
surprised by the obligations that you are now under. For example, you
may have to include the publisher's copyright notice into all copies of
the paper that you or your employer maintain on non-publisher servers or
repositories. And the distinction between what is a revision of the
publication, what is a derivation, and what is a new work (hence a new
publication at some stage) is an interesting question in its own right.

Dr Graham Reynolds
Education Innovation & Infrastructure Unit, Department of Education,
Employment and Workplace Relations
P: 02 6240 9312   F: 02 61237573  E: Graham.Reynolds at deewr.gov.au

> Cheers,
> Stephen Wilson
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