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German Copyright Law
The last change of German Copyright Law took effect in January 2008. For education and research the change was for the worse. On the pages of the "Aktionsbündnis Urheberrecht für Bildung und Wissenschaft" you will find relevant information (in German).
Meanwhile a further discussion was opened. Scientific organisations ask for a right for secondary publication. (in German).
Creative Commons / Science Commons
Use of tables und graphs from other publications
Please check copyright if you include tables or graphs from other publications. There is no global right to do this, copyright holders are to be considered.
See "Permissions" on publishers websites.
You will find publishers who allow the reuse of illustrations without further asking (Examples: Seismological Society of America, AGU). Others expect yout to ask for permission, but help you with a form.
Some publishers, like Elsevier, cooperate with the Copyright Clearance Center (Rightslink).
In this case, please contact the Library, we are registered there.
Of course you have to supply a correct citation of the original work.
Check all rights for publication of included articles in advance!