MCCW copyright statement
- The purpose of these rights is to protect the interests of the readers, the
authors and MCCW. These interests are sometimes conflicting; we aim for a
balance that is acceptable for all parties.
- Rights which are not mentioned below, are not granted. If in doubt, contact
the copyright holder of the part in question.
- Neither MCCW nor the authors can be held liable for damage or other negative
consequences that are directly or indirectly caused by information from
articles or other parts of MCCW publications.
Rights for readers
- We define readers as persons or organisations which gain access to a part of
an MCCW publication and do not hold the copyrights of that part.
- Readers have the right to read an MCCW publication or otherwise study it.
- Readers have the right to use ideas, algorithms, procedures and such from
articles in their own work.
- Readers have the right to copy an MCCW publication for private use. Examples
of private use are downloading or printing.
- Readers explicitly do not have the right to re-publish in any form an MCCW
publication, in whole or in part.
- Readers have the right to refer to an MCCW publication, for example in the
form of a hyperlink.
- Readers have the right to quote a small part of an article. When a substantial
part of the article is quoted, this is considered publication and is therefore
- We define article as the text, images, accompanying program listings,
executables or other files. A translation of an article is considered a
modified version of that same article.
- The copyrights of an article that is published as part of an MCCW publication remain with the author.
- By offering an article to MCCW for publication, the author enters an agreement with MCCW. These are the terms of this agreement:
- MCCW gains the right to publish the article once or multiple times. Every
publication must be available publicly and free of charge.
- MCCW is not obliged to publish the article. If MCCW does publish the
article, MCCW will clearly mention the author.
- MCCW is allowed to make cosmetic changes to the article without consulting
the author. Cosmetic changes include correcting spelling or grammatical
errors, modifying the lay out, correcting hyperlinks and other changes that
do not directly affect the contents of the article.
- MCCW is allowed to add comments to the article, under the condition that
the reader can clearly recognise them as added comments, in contrast to text
written by the author.
- MCCW is not allowed to make any other changes than those mentioned, without
first receiving permission to do so from the author.
- Unless explicitly noted in the article, there are no limitations to the use
of ideas, algorithms, procedures and such that are contained in the article.
- The author will not offer the article for publication to a third party,
until at least one of the following terms has passed:
- three months after the first publication of the article by MCCW
- six months after handing the article to MCCW by the author
- If the article is published by a third party after MCCW published it, that
later publication is required to contain a reference to the publication
- If the article was published by, or offered for publication to, a third
party prior to offering it for publication to MCCW, the author must report
this to MCCW. The author is responsible for honoring agreements with
that third party.
- This agreement remains valid, unless both MCCW and the author agree to
- Exceptions to the terms of the agreement are possible, but only if both MCCW
and the author accept the exceptions. It is preferred that negotiations about
exceptions take place before the article is handed to MCCW.
- We define framework as all parts of an MCCW publication, minus the articles.
- The copyrights of the framework of an MCCW publication are held by MCCW.
- We define tools as programs, templates, procedures and such, that are used
to create an MCCW publication but are not a part of that publication.
- The conditions for the use of tools are determined by an agreement between
MCCW and the copyright holder of the respective tool. This can be a general
agreement, such as a license agreement of a software package, or a specific
agreement for the use of the tool by MCCW.
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