Rights Agreement PDF
If you deposit documents in res doctae, you will automatically consent to a Rights Agreement between yourself and ADW (Academy of Sciences) with regard to the following issues.
The holder of the rights grants the Academy the exclusive and spatially unrestricted right to make electronic use of any kind of the work as well as of the associated metadata worldwide in whole or in part for the duration of the statutory copyright protection. This granting of right particularly includes the right to duplicate the work as well as the associated metadata in digital form (in particular to store them on data mediums such as CD-ROM, DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray-Disc or any other media carriers), to edit and modify or to combine them with other works, particularly to include them in data bases as well as to present them publicly and make them available to the public in all of the forms mentioned and in particular to keep them ready for retrieval in open and closed electronic networks. Furthermore, this granting of rights also includes the right to prepare summaries (Abstracts).
In addition, the holder of the rights also grants the Academy all rights of use and enjoyment regarding any kinds of use still unknown at the time of conclusion of the contract as exclusive rights for the duration of the statutory copyright protection without any spatial restriction.
Claims for compensation against companies exploiting third-party rights in accordance with the rules laid down in their statutes shall remain unaffected by this Agreement.
The Academy is entitled to transfer the rights granted to it in whole or in part to third parties or to grant rights of use and enjoyment to third parties without requiring prior approval by the holder of these rights.
The holder of the rights assures that the work does not violate the rights of any third parties (for example co-authors, publishers or publishing companies) and that he is entitled to dispose of the copyrights and any other rights of use and enjoyment necessary for fulfilling this contract. The holder of the rights assures that he will immediately inform the Academy in cases of doubt or on the arising of alleged or factual legal bars. In case that the work should violate the rights of any third parties, the holder of the rights will indemnify the Academy against claims by third parties which are based on this violation.
This Agreement shall be subject to German law.