# [Bioc-devel] Question on copyright in Bioc vignette

Ramon Diaz-Uriarte rd|@z02 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Jul 6 19:23:59 CEST 2021

Hi Fabricio,

Creative Commons has detailed instructions on how to apply the licenses:

I'd rather add a section at the beginning of the document, not at
the bottom. For instance, in Rnw documents, right after \tableofcontents I

\centerline \ccbysa

Before all of that, though, you probably want to think carefully about the

(and this flowchart,

Best,

R.

P.S. I am dealing with the "how do I mention a CC-BY
including the same figure in the vignette and in the paper would result in
copyright issues with the journal?". I am not a lawyer, and I've never seen
this, but I can imagine a journal could ask you to produce a figure
*specifically* for the paper, and then ask you to sign a copyright transfer
of the figure, and the rest of the paper, to the journal. I am not sure if
having the figure in the vignette under the CC license would help
here. Though this scenario, I guess, would be unlikely if you publish the
paper under an open access license. But, again, I am not a lawyer.

On Thu, 01-July-2021, at 19:42:28, Fabricio de Almeida <fabricio_almeidasilva using hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, Laurent.
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> Best,
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> Fabrício de Almeida Silva
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> Undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences (UENF)
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> MSc. candidate in Plant Biotechnology (PGBV/UENF - RJ/Brazil)
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> Laboratório de Química e Função de Proteínas e Peptídeos (LQFPP/CBB/UENF - RJ/Brazil)
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> De: Laurent Gatto <laurent.gatto using uclouvain.be>
> Enviado: quinta-feira, 1 de julho de 2021 12:32
> Para: Fabricio de Almeida <fabricio_almeidasilva using hotmail.com>; bioc-devel using r-project.org <bioc-devel using r-project.org>
> Assunto: Re: Question on copyright in Bioc vignette
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> Dear Fabrício,
>
> As far as I know, there's no explicit license on the documentation of a package, and I'm not sure the the package/software licence applies to documentation. I would explicitly mention that the figure (and possibly the vignette) is released under a CC-BY (or any alternative) to be on the safe side. If I had more time on my hands, I would probably add a CC-BY statement in each of my vignettes.
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> I recently wanted to re-use a figure from another vignette and was able with the help of Hervé the track the original author and asked directly (on twitter) for permission to re-use it (with credit). A licence would make that straightforward.
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> Best wishes,
>
> Laurent
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> From: Bioc-devel <bioc-devel-bounces using r-project.org> on behalf of Fabricio de Almeida <fabricio_almeidasilva using hotmail.com>
> Sent: 01 July 2021 19:20
> To: bioc-devel using r-project.org
> Subject: [Bioc-devel] Question on copyright in Bioc vignette
>
> Hi, all.
>
> I am writing a vignette for a package I plan to submit next week, and I
> would like to include a figure explaining the package's
> algorithm. However, I would also like to include this figure in the paper
> that describes the package. Does anyone know if including the same figure
> in the vignette and in the paper would result in copyright issues with
> the journal?
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
> =========================
>
>
> Fabr�cio de Almeida Silva
>
> Undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences (UENF)
>
> MSc. candidate in Plant Biotechnology (PGBV/UENF - RJ/Brazil)
>
> Laborat�rio de Qu�mica e Fun��o de Prote�nas e Pept�deos (LQFPP/CBB/UENF - RJ/Brazil)
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> Lattes CNPq: http://lattes.cnpq.br/3119358824056108
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> Personal website: https://almeidasilvaf.github.io/home/
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