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journal published my paper without my permission Copyright

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by jaber, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. jaber

    jaber Law Topic Starter New Member

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    one journal published my scientific paper without my permission. They took the paper from a conference that i participated in and sent it to the journal. I didnt sign any copyright agreement with them for that journal. I contacted the editor-in-chief and asked to remove the paper but he ignored my email. what should i do in this case. all i want is to remove the paper from that journal. They dont have right to do that.
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Hire a lawyer.

    It'll cost you the same amount in legal fees to sue for compensation for the use of your work as it will to sue to get an injunction to get it removed from where everybody in the world has already seen it.

    Might as well sue to get paid for it.
     
  3. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    I've written many scholarly legal articles.
    I submitted many of those articles to several legal groups and societies over the years.

    Read the fine print about ownership of any such submissions.

    The submission of a paper, or other such work, to the group conveys ownership to them.

    There are rare exceptions.

    Perhaps, your situation is one.

    I've only seen two such exceptions in my limited experience of almost 50 years.
     

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