[open-science] Licence, Ownership and Copyright in scholarly publishing

Nick Barnes nb at climatecode.org
Wed Dec 14 15:06:18 UTC 2011

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 14:45, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> In many universities to copyright resides with the employer. In some
> countries there is a concept of authors'-moral-rights which I think resides
> with the person who actually wrote it (unless it was a work for hire).  So
> it's complex before we start

Moral rights cannot be sold or assigned, they always reside with the
author (and I think this means the actual author, not the employer).
There are no moral rights to software, at least in the UK, so I know
less about them.
Nick Barnes, Climate Code Foundation, http://climatecode.org/

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