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Open access and legal issues: Introduction

Addressing the various legal issues raised by uploading a document onto an open archive or publishing it in a open access review


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Open Access !The Open Access movement raises researchers' awareness to legal issues related to publishing and circulating their works, especially within the context of online publishing.

Be it in the context of open access digital reviews or open archives, open access raises the same legal questions relating to intellectual property as any other publication.


Open Access (Storefront), Gideo Burton. Licence CC : BY-SA. Source : Flickr

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Sicot, Julien, Serres, Alexandre, Colnot, Agnès. "Libre accès et questions juridiques". In UBL (Université Européenne de Bretagne). Formadoct. Rennes : UBL, 2011 (last update 03 07 2013). Available on :