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Re: EPC-L: IUCr journal articles where copyright is not transferred??

Dear Laclan

I am out of the office today, but will reply in detail on these points on 
Thursday. There is a licence available for transfer of rights in such cases.

Best wishes

On Tuesday 20 November 2007 23:57, Lachlan Cranswick wrote:
> Hi All,
> This might be an inappropriate forum(?) but the following also includes
> electronic reproducion, and future styles of publishing, whatever they might
> be.
> Currently the IUCr allows Crown-copyright to be maintained for a journal
> article submitted by a government employee (have used it myself as a 
> Canadian government employee).  But there seems to be no signed transfer 
> of rights to the IUCr as occurs with the  standard IUCr copyright signover. 
> So the IUCr is guaranteed all the required reproduction rights for these
> articles (including electronic reproduction in current and "future forms")
> does there need to be a similar sign-over document for government employees 
> to sign over these reproduction rights, while technicially the author's 
> employer (the government) still has the copyright)? 
> ----------
> Should (can?) the IUCr also be requesting/specifying exclusive reproduction 
> rights for the articles? Even though the copyright is not being transferred.
> ---------
> Currently, there is also no copyright statement reproduced on these
> types of articles in the IUCr journals.  Does there need to be a copyright 
> statement to the effect (or some such legally kosher text):
>   "Copyright 'required text here', with reproduction rights assigned to 
>    the IUCr." ???
> Lachlan
> -----------------------
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Peter Strickland

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