Is the source of funds to pay for the expenditure coming from a grant?
Is the payment in exchange for
A material transfer agreement (MTA) is a contract that governs the transfer of tangible research materials between two organizations which the recipient intends to use for his/her own research purposes. The MTA defines the rights of the provider and the recipient with respect to the materials and any derivatives. Biological materials, such as reagents, cell lines, plasmids, and vectors, are the most frequently transferred materials. (Retrieved 3/12/15, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Material_transfer_agreement
Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of "original works of authorship" including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished. The 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to reproduce the copyrighted work, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work, to perform the copyrighted work publicly, or to display the copyrighted work publicly. The copyright protects the form of expression rather than the subject matter of the writing. For example, a description of a machine could be copyrighted, but this would only prevent others from copying the description; it would not prevent others from writing a description of their own or from making and using the machine. Copyrights are registered by the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress. (Retrieved 3/12/15 from http://www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/general-information-concerning-patents#heading-2
In order to publish someone else’s work, the publisher must acquire the rights from the author of the material, or whomever the rights holder may be.
or other intellectual property rights?
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