Tag: copyright

Copyright law: the basics in Belgian law

Jurisdiction This is Belgian law. The exceptions in the Belgian copyright law are only valid for use of works in Belgium (whether or not the author is Belgian or not is not relevant, as is the country the work is published in). What is protected? Works protected by copyright: - ...    Read more

Copyright: my rights as author

As author of a work, you are the copyright holder.  Sometimes, however, you transfer your copyright (the economic rights) to a third party, who becomes in turn the copyright holder. If someone wants to reuse (part of) your work, the copyright holder of your work must grant permission for this. Similarly, ...    Read more

Creative commons: open licence for copyrighted works

General info A Creative Commons licence is an open licence. These kinds of licences allow certain, globally recognised, standardised re-use of copyrighted material. It is a so called upfront licence. You don't have to ask for permission to access, share or use a protected work, the permission is granted automatically. ...    Read more

Open Access in Belgian legislation

On September 5th 2018, the Belgian Official Journal published an Open Access provision in the Belgian law. This law gives authors the right to make scholarly publications available in Open Access with a maximum embargo period of  6 months for Science Technology and Medicine (STM) and 12 months for Social Science ...    Read more

Retraction Watch: what is it?

Retraction Watch is a database that lists retracted (retractions) or corrected (corrections) publications, or publications with an expressions of concern. A blog is connected to the databese, highlighting some of the retracted publications. Retraction Watch started in 2010, which means you will not find older publications in the collection. The ...    Read more