Copyright issues on OrganicERs
USE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOUND on OrganicERs AND THE CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE
Members of the OrganicERs Community recognize the effort and commitment of the many kinds of community members who participate in building and sustaining the repository and services that comprise OrganicERs. To protect the membership and its contributions to the community, OrganicERs has adopted the intellectual property (IP) protection policies of the consortium Creative Commons (CC, http://creativecommons.org) to 1) encourage creators of online materials to share their work with others who might wish to reuse the materials in creative ways, and 2) ensure that contributions of materials to OrganicERs by members of the OrganicERs Community are protected from misuse and abuse.
Through the CC license, it is possible to specify copyright terms that range between full copyright - all rights reserved - and the public domain - no rights reserved. Descriptions of the types of CC licenses and the restrictions associated with each license can be found at http://creativecommons.org/about/license. CC licenses are attached to all content on OrganicERs and authorize everyone who encounters the work to use it in a way that is consistent with the license.
Neither the OrganicERs Community nor Leadership Board owns rights to the content contained in OrganicERs; content is owned by the member who created and contributed it to OrganicERs. The OrganicERs Leadership Board and its agents review content submitted to OrganicERs only for topical suitability (relevance to organic chemistry). Content is subject to copyright and other proprietary rights protection as specified in the CC license. By viewing, downloading, and using the content accessible through the Services on this site, you agree that you will not violate any of those copyright or other proprietary rights and that you will comply with the CC licensing terms that the author has specified. It is your obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing, using, or distributing content found on OrganicERs. Appropriate citations are expected. You must make your own assessments of rights considering the intended use of the content.
UPLOADING CONTENT TO OrganicERs
When you upload materials to OrganicERs, you certify that you are the owner of the rights to everything in the materials that you are making available. You certify that you have verified that you have not uploaded materials that are owned by others. Specific examples of materials that you do not own include, but are not limited to:
- published manuscripts;
- supplemental materials associated with published manuscripts;
- materials such as figures, problems, or examples copied from textbooks.
As part of the submission process, you will be required to select a CC license (http://creativecommons.org/about/license/). As part of this process, you will choose a set of conditions that you wish to apply to your work and a license that indicates how others may use your creative work. You authorize the display and reproduction of all materials that you submit to OrganicERs under the terms of the CC license that you have specified. You (or your institution, as applicable) retain your respective individual intellectual property rights regarding individual resources contributed to OrganicERs.
The page on OrganicERs that contains your contributed material will include your name and affiliation, the materials that you have submitted, and the CC license. Because it is likely that other members of the OrganicERs Community will download your work, you may wish to mark all documents with a statement such as
- Created by [author, author affiliation, author email] and posted on OrganicERs on [date/year], Copyright [name, year]. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons [name of license you choose] License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/about/license
A member of the OrganicERs Leadership Council or a community reviewer will check your materials for relevance to the field of organic chemistry. After this process, your learning object will be posted to OrganicERs. Learning objects will be available only to registered members of the OrganicERs Community with faculty status.
You are responsible for any information or materials you place on OrganicERs. The OrganicERs Leadership Board and its agents have no obligation to monitor or control any material that is or becomes available in OrganicERs. The OrganicERs Leadership Board and its agents reserve the right to review any material that is or becomes available on the site. The OrganicERs Leadership Board and its agents reserve the right to refuse to post or to remove any materials that are, in our judgment, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of this policy. However, the OrganicERs Leadership Board and its agents have no obligation to exercise such reservation of rights. The OrganicERs Leadership Board and its agents will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. The OrganicERs Leadership Board and its agents will terminate access for content providers or service participants who are found to repeatedly provide material without necessary rights or permissions.
If you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify the OrganicERs Leadership Board and its agents in writing as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. For the OrganicERs Leadership Board and its agents to act on your notice, you must be authorized to enforce the copyrights that you allege have been infringed. When informing OrganicERs of an alleged infringement:
- Identify the copyrighted work that allegedly has been infringed. If multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are involved, please provide a representative list of such works on the site.
- Describe the material that is claimed to be infringing and provide sufficient information to permit the OrganicERs Leadership Board or their agents to locate that material.
- Provide your contact information including an e-mail address, telephone number, and mailing address.
- Certify or include a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyright-protected material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, the owner's agent, or law.
- Certify that the information that you have provided to the OrganicERs Leadership Board is accurate. Attest under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to enforce the copyrights that you allege have been infringed.
- Include your physical or electronic signature.
Without the information listed above, the OrganicERs Leadership Board may not be able to act on your complaint promptly or at all.
If you know, or have reason to believe, that there has been a violation of these Policies or Agreement, please contact a member of the OrganicERs Leadership Board (listed at https://www.organicers.org/?q=content/leadership-board). Please provide as much information as possible such as: the date and time of the alleged violation; evidence of the alleged violation; name, IP address, or URL of alleged violator. The absence of such information may render the OrganicERs Leadership Board unable to act upon your report of violation.
The OrganicERs Leadership Board wants to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified on this web site so that we may make the necessary corrections.
Creative Commons Licenses
Attribution, CC BY
This license lets others distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon your work, even commercially, if they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.
Attribution-ShareAlike, CC BY-SA
This license lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, if they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open-source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects.
Attribution-NoDerivs, CC BY-ND
This license lets others reuse the work for any purpose, including commercially; however, it cannot be shared with others in adapted form, and credit must be provided to you.
Attribution-NonCommercial, CC BY-NC
This license lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike, CC BY-NC-SA
This license lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work non-commercially, if they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is the most typical option for materials uploaded to the OrganicERs website.
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs, CC BY-NC-ND
This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others if they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.
More details about Creative Commons licenses are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/