Copyright and Presenter Responsibilities
Your efforts as a presenter at the SETAC North America meeting are valuable, and we want to ensure you are aware of the legal and society requirements regarding to previously published material that may appear in your presentation. Our mission is to provide a forum where scientists, managers and other professionals can exchange information and ideas for the development and use of multidisciplinary scientific principles and practices leading to sustainable environmental quality.
You must properly attribute the original source for any material (text, tables, figures, photos, video, audio) that has been published previously including content that has been published in print, digitally or electronically. Attribution is NOT a substitute for permission to re-use.
If a work has been published previously and is not in the public domain, you must obtain permission to re-use it. For SETAC journals, obtaining permission is a simple process (see www.setac.org/news/news.asp?id=111508) through the RightsLink service of the Copyright Clearance Center. Most publishers use a similar service or have their own permission forms available online. For other content, you will need to contact the source to obtain permission for re-use. Be sure that your request includes the educational purpose and the potential uses of the copyrighted material in your presentation: as a reprint in a handout, as a visual during your presentation and as a video or audio product that may be offered for sale.
Some government-published content, such as that by the US government, is in the public domain and requires attribution but not permission. However, many other governments publish materials that are not in the public domain; both attribution and permission are required for such content.
For questions, contact Jen.Lynch@setac.org, SETAC Publications Manager.