J'ai rigolé en lisant sur la liste de discussion du CSE (Council of Science Editors), une demande de conseil, provenant de la directrice des 'Grant Development' de l'université Augusta. Un batiment académique doit être rénové et agrandi ; on leur demande de ré-imprimer les posters pendus dans les couloirs en utilisant le nouveu logo !!!! C'est pas majeur, mais y-a-t-il des règles ?
I have been made aware of the following situation in an academic setting. A particular research building has undergone a large renovation and expansion. As is typical in an academic setting, after researchers return from a meeting/conference where they have presented a poster, they often hang these posters in the hallways of their building. Some remain there for several (or more) years. In this case, the name of both the university and the particular institute have also been changed over the last few years. In preparation for a “grand re-opening” of the expansion space, in an attempt to tidy up the rest of the building, researchers have been told to “reprint,” using the current name and logo, any posters that have the older logo and university/institute name. That means that a poster that was presented at a conference with a particular logo and affiliation (and whose abstract was likely published that way in a journal) in a previous year is being altered for the simple reason of looking pretty and “up-to-date” in the building. Researchers were told that any posters remaining up with the old name/logo would be removed. Is there an ethical or legal breach (by changing the university name and logo) on a poster that was previously published under the older name? Are there copyright issues?
Que feriez-vous dans cette situation ? Les réactions ont été diverses :
- pas majeur pour certains, et inacceptables pour d'autres ;
- très étrange, mais pas de problèmes de copyright ;
- réimprimer est une dépense inutile ;
- mettre une note sous forme de post-it sur les anciens posters à ne pas réimprimer.