Contract for publishing electronic documents in DUO (Digitale utgivelser ved Universitetet i Oslo - Digital publishing at the University of Oslo)
The University of Oslo (org. no.: 971 035 854), via the University Library of Oslo (hereinafter called UiO), and the author have entered into the following contract.
1 Permission to publish an electronic document in DUO
1.1 The author herewith gives UiO the unrestricted, non-exclusive right to make available in electronic form, through DUO, the electronic document (hereafter referred to as “the document”) which has been submitted. This will result in the document being published on the Internet.
1.2 The author has studied carefully, understands and accepts the consequences involved in making a document available on the Internet. This includes permitting other web sites to make links to the document. If the author intends to publish the document through a publisher or in a journal, he/she must be aware that this can have consequences when the document is also made available through DUO (See Pt. 3.3).
2 UiO has the following obligations under this contract
2.1 UiO shall make the document available in the form in which it is delivered, i.e. with text, tables, graphics, pictures etc, but with any technical adjustments which are considered necessary for publishing the document on the Internet.
2.2 UiO shall endeavour, as much as possible given the technical solutions used, to protect the document from being changed or modified by an unauthorized third party.
2.3 UiO does not have any right of disposal over the document beyond that which is explicitly established in this contract.
2.4 UiO is not under any circumstances responsible for the contents of documents made available through DUO, or, for that matter, for the author’s observances/actions/omissions. UiO takes no responsibility for any possible injury arising in connection with this contract, unless the injury is intentional or is a result of gross negligence by UiO or by anyone for whom UiO is responsible. This responsibility does not under any circumstances cover indirect injury.
3 The author’s obligations
3.1 The author shall follow UiO’s guidelines for publishing documents in DUO.
3.2 In the eventuality of entering into further contracts with journals and publishers for publishing documents included in this contract, the author shall attempt to take care of UiO’s interests under this contract in the best possible way.
3.3 The author him/herself must be clear over the consequences to a possible publisher, journal, joint author or any others holding copyright of making a document available through DUO.
The author guarantees that he/she is the originator of the document which has been submitted and has full disposal rights over this document. If any others should have rights over the document which precludes making the document available in electronic form via DUO without the permission of that third party, then the author must him/herself obtain permission from that third party.
If the document has several authors, the author delivering the document must guarantee that he/she has obtained the necessary permission from all the joint authors.
If the document, or any part of the document, has previously been published in a journal or through a publisher, the author must guarantee that permission has been granted by that journal/publisher.
If there are any plans to publish the document or any part of the document in a journal or through a publisher, the author must guarantee that the necessary permission to publish in DUO has been obtained in advance from that journal/publisher.
If the document or any part of the document contains photographs, drawings or other material which is protected by copyright, the author must guarantee that he/she has obtained the necessary permission from the owner of that copyright in advance.
We advise the author to acquire written permission from any joint author, journal, publisher or third party and archive this material so that it can be presented whenever necessary.
3.4 The author guarantees that the document does not include any material which comes into conflict with existing Norwegian law or contains links or other connections to such material.
3.5 Should UiO be made liable to a third party as a result of the author’s not fulfilling his/her responsibilities and/or guarantees under this contract, the author is obliged to pay full compensation to UiO.
4 Transfer and termination of the contract
4.1 UiO shall transfer its rights and/or obligations regarding this contract to a third party only as long as the author’s interests under the contract are taken care of under the contract of transfer.
4.2 UiO has an unlimited right, on a fair and just basis, to discontinue the electronic publication of a document in DUO.
4.3 The author is permitted to deliver a written application to his/her faculty to cancel the contract. This will result in the removal of the document from DUO.
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