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Innovations Copyright Policy


Overview: Every contribution to Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization is subject to the following terms.  Submission of a contribution to Innovations signifies your acceptance of these terms.  Furthermore, it is expected that if your Article is published in Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization that it will be the first publication in English, and submission of your contribution constitutes your representation to Tagore, LLC that such is the case.  The following terms will become binding on acceptance of your contribution for publication.

Open Access Publication: Innovations is published openly via the MIT Press Journals website. Your article will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license.

Retention of Copyright: You will retain copyright to your Article.  However, to enable Tagore, LLC and its publisher, MIT Press to effect wide dissemination of your work, directly and through arrangements with abstract services, database publishers and others, you give Tagore, LLC, certain nonexclusive licenses as set forth below.

Licenses to Tagore, LLC:  You give to Tagore, LLC, a nonexclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display and transmit the Article in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered.  However, we agree not to include the Article as a whole, or license others to include it, in any journal other than Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, or in any book in the nature of an anthology except for (i) anthologies derived in substantial part from Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization and (ii) anthologies (often referred to as "custom textbooks" or "coursepacks" prepared for use in particular courses.  In general, the license you grant us here are valid only in the English language, but we will have the right to exercise and license foreign language rights in connection with (i) publication of an anthology derived in substantial part from Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization and (ii) quotation of the article in works published in foreign languages.  All licenses you grant us are free of any fee or royalty.  The licenses you grant us here may be sublicensed and may be transferred to MIT Press or any subsequent sponsor or publisher of Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, and will be valid throughout the world for the entire term of copyright in the article.

Warranties:  You warrant as follows:

  • You are the sole author of the Article, and generally that you have a complete and unencumbered right to make the grants you make to us;
  • The Article does not libel anyone, invade anyone's copyright or otherwise violate any statutory or common law right of anyone, and that you have made all reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of any factual information contained in the article.
  • You will indemnify Tagore, LLC, and MIT Press against any claim or action, alleging facts which, if true, constitute a breach of any of the foregoing warranties.
  • Concerning Promotional Material: We will assume that you are giving Tagore, LLC, and MIT Press permission to use your illustrations in promotional materials for Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization unless you notify us in writing to the contrary.  In the event that one of your illustrations is used for this purpose, you and the artwork will be appropriately credited.

    First Publication Credit:  You will ensure that any dissemination of the Article authorized by you gives appropriate first publication credit to Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, Tagore LLC, and MIT Press.

    Multiple Authors: If there is more than one author of the Article, the word "you" includes all authors jointly and severally.


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