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Authors submitting a paper to MEDIASCAPE automatically agree to confer a limited license to MEDIASCAPE if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication. This license allows MEDIASCAPE to publish a manuscript in a given issue.

Authors have a choice of:

  • Dedicating the article to the public domain. This allows anyone to make any use of the article at any time, including commercial use. A good way to do this is to use the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication Web form; see http://creativecommons.org/license/publicdomain-2?lang=en.

  • Retaining some rights while allowing some use. For example, authors may decide to disallow commercial use without permission. Authors may also decide whether to allow users to make modifications (e.g. translations, adaptations) without permission. A good way to make these choices is to use a Creative Commons license.
    • Go to http://creativecommons.org/license/.
    • Choose and select license. Choose "generic" if you are in the U.S. and "text" for MEDIASCAPE articles.
    • What to do next - you can then e-mail the license html code to yourself. Do this, and then forward that e-mail to MEDIASCAPE's editors. Put your name in the subject line of the e-mail with your name and article title in the e-mail.
    • Background information about Creative Commons licenses can be found at http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/.
  • Retaining full rights, including translation and reproduction rights. Authors may use the statement:

    © Author 2008 All Rights Reserved.

    • Authors may choose to use their own wording to reserve copyright. If you choose to retain full copyright, please add your copyright statement to the end of the article.
Authors submitting a paper to MEDIASCAPE do so in the understanding that Internet publishing is both an opportunity and challenge. In this environment, authors and publishers do not always have the means to protect against unauthorized copying or editing of copyright-protected works.

Copyright © MEDIASCAPE 2004-2008, MEDIASCAPE is a copyrighted compilation, and all rights are reserved worldwide. Permissions to reprint or use full issues of MEDIASCAPE should be sent to Mediascape@tft.ucla.edu. Permissions to reprint or use individual articles should be directed to the author(s) of the article, unless permission is granted via a Creative Commons or other license.

Privacy

MEDIASCAPE respects the privacy of both its readers and its contributors. To that end, MEDIASCAPE does not collect in its logs or other server tools the exact identities of its readers. MEDIASCAPE does not require its readers to sign in or to secure a unique ID or password. MEDIASCAPE does not use cookies.

MEDIASCAPE collects general information in its logs on the origins of users at the highest domain levels. Usage patterns are tracked in MEDIASCAPE to assist editors in making decisions about future content for the journal. In addition, this information is used for research into the journal's usage patterns to improve the site over time.

As a service to subscribers, MEDIASCAPE maintains a listserv that provides the contents of new issues as they appear. E-mail addresses of the subscribers to this service are not disclosed to third parties.

Please direct any questions about MEDIASCAPE's privacy policy to Mediascape@tft.ucla.edu.


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