Università Bocconi

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Copyright: general information

    3. Are the rights only the author’s?
The person who creates a work, the other, usually holds all rights until he or she decides to publish. The publisher generally requires the author to transfer, wholly or partly, the exclusive right of economic benefit, in the publication contract. This means that the author loses his or her right of economic benefit. The assignment is the equivalent of transferring ownership of the copyright from the academic to the publisher, with a number of consequences: the academic or university has to negotiate use of the work for research or teaching purposes ( placement of the work on website, distribution of copies of the work in class) with the publisher.
Last update: 20/1/2011