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Neue Regelungen im Urheberrecht

Ab heute tritt das neue Urheberrechts-Wissensgesellschafts-Gesetz (UrhWissG) in Kraft. Dieses beinhaltet mit § 60a bis § 60h UrhWissG neue Nutzungserlaubnisse für Lehre und Forschung sowie Bibliotheken. Die bisher gültigen § 52a und § 52b UrhG entfallen damit ab sofort.

§ 60c UrhWissG erlaubt, für die nicht kommerzielle wissenschaftliche Forschung grundsätzlich bis zu 15 Prozent eines Werkes zu nutzen. Dies umfasst das Hochladen in zugangsgeschützten Intranets und andere Nutzungen innerhalb von Forschungsgruppen für die eigene Forschung. Des weiteren dürfen Abbildungen, Zeitschriftenaufsätze, andere kleine Werke und vergriffene Werke vollständig genutzt werden.
Für die eigene wissenschaftliche Forschung dürfen bis zu 75% eines Werkes kopiert werden.

Weitere Hinweise sind zu finden unter http://www.fu-berlin.de/sites/bibliotheken/service/urheberrechtsgesetz/index.html.

70 Years Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society celebrated its 70th anniversary of its foundation on 26 February 2018. There are two more milestone jubilees in 2018: the 160th birthday of Max Planck and the 100th anniversary of Max Planck being presented with the Nobel Prize. On this occasion, a nationwide public science event, the Max Planck Day, will take place on September 14 throughout Germany.

The beginnings of a research giant
https://www.mpg.de/11957784/70-years-Max-Planck-Society

Die Anfänge eines Forschungsriesen
https://www.mpg.de/11946008/70-jahre-max-planck

OA Publishing with IOP

The Max Planck Society established a new agreement with Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP) which includes access to IOP’s premium journal collection IOPScience extra as well as allowing authors to publish open access in 36 selected subscription journals under a free Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY). The publication charges will be directly and fully funded by the MPS.

In order to make use of the agreement, please make sure to meet the following conditions when publishing with IOP:

  • The article has been accepted by one of the 36 selected IOP journals.
  • A Max Planck author must be the corresponding author of the article.
  • The author is affiliated with a Max Planck Institute and publishes under this affiliation.
  • The acceptance date of the article is between Jan 1, 2018 and Dec 31, 2020.
  • The article matches one of these types: article, special issue article, letter.

When submitting, a Max Planck email address should be used (if possible) and the Max Planck affiliation should be stated.