I am writing a detailed literature review of some twenty papers available on a newer topic of interest, which form the core of the topic. I am extensively using data from all of those twenty papers.

I want to know whether there is any limit to the amount of data that can be taken from a research paper (with proper citations and referencing) for writing a review paper. Will the excessive use of data (methodology, experimental results, author’s proposed and unverified hypothesis etc.) from a research paper be called plagiarism?

I am writing a book chapter in theoretical computer science. I would like to add figures based on figures previously published in relevant papers.

In the caption of each Figure I will cite the original source. Obviously, the figures that I will include are not the original ones but are made by myself.

However, since the figures are explaining abstract proof concepts there is not much freedom to make them really different from the originals apart from minor changes.

Am I still at risk of legal retaliation from publishers?

I am writing a book chapter in theoretical computer science. I would like to add figures based on figures previously published in relevant papers.

In the caption of each Figure I will cite the original source. Obviously, the figures that I will include are not the original ones but are made by myself.

However, since the figures are explaining abstract proof concepts there is not much freedom to make them really different from the originals apart from minor changes.

Am I still at risk of legal retaliation from publishers?

I am considering posting a “collected works” which incorporates all of my papers (up to this point) on a particular subject. This way, someone new to my work can get it all in one document. I plan to update it as I do more research.

It is not intended for publication (and will never be submitted for publication).

Much of the content will be copy/paste from papers which have been published. I’m thinking something like one chapter for each paper. My formatting will be generic; I’m not grabbing screenshots of the published edition or anything like that.

Is this typically something that would be allowed? Does the content of my papers belong to me, so long as I do not try to publish it elsewhere?

The previous days i begun with a research project on economic impact of physical disasters, and in the mean time , I found a paper with the same topic published 10 years ago (Sample period 1980-2003). My question is whether i should continue my research ( Which has similar methology) or change direction. Are there copyright issues even if I mention the previous work in the abstract? My sample period, on the other hand will be a 2005-2017.

I have submitted a research paper to IEEE.

Now my research supervisor is saying to make it public by writing a blog on Medium and giving a link to the paper. He also shared research paper on some channels without my consent.

I want to know

  • Is it legal to write a blog on Medium regarding research paper that is not published?
  • Is it affects my research paper acceptance?
  • Can anyone copy it and publish it in a journal or write it on a website with his/her name?

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 paper cites the repository.

I want to to include a code snippet of the other software in my paper, but the code is licensed on Github with the MIT License.

Currently I include the code and cite the source for it, is there anything more I need to do?

I am writing up some research I did using a Kaggle dataset:
https://www.kaggle.com/c/dogs-vs-cats

I want to include one or two images from the dataset in my paper to show the types of images I’m using. Will this run afoul of copyright issues?

The rules for the dataset say:

These images have been published by Microsoft Research for the express purpose of furthering academic research. They may be used for non-commercial research purposes, but they may not be re-published without the express permission of Microsoft Research.

Including an image in my paper is use for non-commercial research purposes, but it is also re-publishing them without the express permission of Microsoft Research. I asked this question on the Kaggle forum, with no response in several weeks, and there is no contact information for anyone at Microsoft Research.

More generally, is it acceptable to publish examples of images from publicly available datasets even if there is not an explicit copyright license? What about ImageNet, where they took images from all over the internet? Is any paper that publishes examples from ImageNet (there are plenty!) breaking copyright law?

The following sentences is in the Submission Guidelines of a journal:

Once a paper has been accepted for publication, the authors are assumed to have the copyright transferred to World Scientific Publishing Company.

I have an accepted paper in this journal, but I have not been requested to submit the copyright to the publisher yet. Must I send a copyright to the publisher?