Grünes Licht für grünen Weg - buchreport
peter.suber's bookmarks 2022-01-07
From Google's English: The Bundestag has waved through two reforms of copyright law. In addition to dealing with orphaned and out-of-print works, the issue is a secondary publication right for authors, which publishers and the Börsenverein do not like.
The indispensable secondary exploitation right for tax-financed academic authors resolved by the Bundestag means in concrete terms: publishers will no longer be able to have exclusive rights of use transferred from authors who do research at public universities in the future. Twelve months after the first publication, the authors can make their works freely accessible without the consent of the publisher. More details:
- According to Börsenverein legal advisor Christian Sprang , the second publication right does not apply to publications by university lecturers and other publicly funded authors whose publication projects are not based on separate research funding.
- Only publications in periodicals appearing at least twice a year, i.e. journal articles, are affected, but not articles in other collective works such as festival publications or yearbooks.
- The second publication right affects only the manuscript version of an article, but not the citable publisher's version.
- The authors should not be obliged to publish their contributions a second time...."