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1 The IEEE IPR Office Authors' Rights Tutorial Part of the IEEE IPR Tutorial Series

2 This tutorial will explain how IEEE provides authors with valuable copyright protection, while still allowing them to retain important rights to reuse and distribute their work. Click to Begin

3 Copyright

4 Copyright is one of a group of intellectual property rights (or laws) that are intended to protect the interests of authors, or copyright owners. Copyright Click to Continue

5 Protect the work from copyright infringement Provide a central location for requests to reuse the work Maintain an archival copy of the work for future reference In return for an author’s copyright transfer, IEEE will: CopyrightTransfer

6 In addition to the benefits of copyright protection, IEEE authors and their employers retain many important rights to their work. One of the more important rights is the freedom for authors to archive and share their own work. This practice is called Copyright Transfer Click to Continue Self-Archiving

7 Self-Archiving Self-Archiving

8 Click to Continue Self-archiving is a term used to describe authors posting their articles on their personal web sites and/or on their employers’ web sites. Self-archiving may be done in a number of different ways.

9 IEEE authors are free to post their pre- print and post-print IEEE-copyrighted work on their own web page. Click to Continue Authors can also post their IEEE copyrighted work on their employer’s web page or institutional repository. Self-Archiving

10 Click to Continue IEEE authors whose work has been funded by an NIH grant are encouraged by IEEE to post their papers on PubMed Central (PMC). IEEE will supply authors with the final versions of their papers, which authors may then submit directly to PMC. Self-Archiving

11 Click to Continue This author-friendly self-archiving policy has earned IEEE a positive “green” publisher ranking from SHERPA/RoMEO, a site that monitors publishers’ author-archiving policies. SHERPA/RoMEO Self-Archiving “green”

12 Click to Continue Works posted online need to display an IEEE copyright notice, as well as information for readers about reusing the paper. Copyright © 2009 IEEE Self-archiving policies vary from publisher to publisher. It is a complex issue that can be worrisome for many authors. The IEEE IPR Office is available to provide support to authors who may have questions about IEEE’s self-archiving policy. Self-Archiving

13 Other Retained Rights

14 IEEE copyright policy addresses these concerns by extending other important retained rights to authors. Click to Continue While self-archiving is an important retained right for many authors, there may be other concerns that authors have about reusing their published work.

15 Other Retained Rights Click to Continue Authors are free to reproduce their work for their own use, or for their companies’ use. This includes reusing extracts from the work, or creating derivative works. Authors also retain rights to any processes, procedures, or articles of manufacture that are described in their works.

16 Other Retained Rights These rights include: Click to Continue A list of authors’ retained rights can be found on the IEEE Copyright Form.

17 Scholarly Publishing

18 Consistent with this commitment, IEEE liberally grants to its authors the right to post their own content for free public access on the author's own web site or their employer's institutional repository. Scholarly Publishing emphasize IEEE’s commitment to provide the world with convenient, timely, and affordable access to scholarly and professional publications and to wide dissemination of research results. Click to Continue Read more about IEEE’s Principles of Scholarly Publishing at IEEE’s Principles of Scholarly Publishing

19 Scholarly PublishingAdditional Information Web sites with additional information about authors’ rights. SHERPA (Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access) provides information about publisher copyright and author archiving policies. Click to Continue http://www.authorsguild.org The Author’s Guild is an organization that promotes effective copyright, fair contracts, and free expression for published writers.

20 The IEEE IPR Office staff is available to answer any questions you may have about your rights as an IEEE author, or how you may reuse your IEEE copyrighted work: IEEE IPR Office 732-562-3966 Click to Continue Additional Information

21 For other tutorials on IPR-related topics, such as: Trademarks Patents Plagiarism Copyright please visit the IEEE IPR Office web site at The IPR Tutorial Series Click to Continue

22 Copyright © 2009 IEEE This concludes the IEEE IPR Office Authors’ Rights Tutorial. We hope it helped to provide a better understanding of the rights retained by IEEE authors. Music: “Nightclub 1960” 1st mvt of L'Histoire du Tango by Astor Piazzolla; Joe Brent - mandolin, Bridget Kibbey - harp; recorded live April 28, 2007, Internet Archive, OurmediaOurmedia

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