The Japan Society of Applied Physics

Copyright Policy

Section 1. Purpose

The Copyright Policy (hereinafter referred to as the Policy) of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (hereinafter referred to as the Society) is intended to set forth the rules and regulations applicable to all matters relating to copyright between the Society and the Society members contributing articles and other article contributors (hereinafter referred to as Contributors).

Section 2. Definitions

The terms used in the Policy shall have the respective meanings assigned to those terms as follows:

  1. “Work” refers to any and all articles, communications, and other contributions published in the society journals and the English version of the journals to be published by the Society in the name of the Society (including, but not limited to, its chapters and divisions) in the form of a book, a brochure, or a journal, and other printed materials and other materials submitted, presented, or otherwise displayed, in the tangible or intangible form, at or in connection with presentation activities, such as lectures of the Society, whether hosted or cohosted by the Society and which falls within Article 2, Paragraph 1, Item 1, of the Copyright Law of Japan (hereinafter referred to as the Law).
  2. “Author” refers to the Contributor who falls within the definition of Article 2, Paragraph 1, Item 2, of the Law.
  3. “Moral Rights” refer to any and all rights including, but not limited to, the right to make the works public (Article 18 of the Law), the right to determine the indication of the author’s name (Article 19 of the Law), and the right to preserve the integrity of the work (Article 20 of the Law).
  4. “Economic Rights” refer to any and all rights including, but not limited to, the right of reproduction (Article 21 of the Law), the right of performance (Article 22 of the Law), the right of presentation (Article 22-2 of the Law), the right of public transmission (Article 23 of the Law), the right of recitation (Article 24 of the Law), the right of exhibition (Article 25 of the Law), the right of distribution (Article 26 of the Law), the right of transfer of ownership (Article 26-2 of the Law), the right to lend (Article 26-3 of the Law), the right of translation and adaptation (Article 27 of the Law), and the right of the original author regarding the exploitation of derivative works (Article 28 of the Law).
  5. “Copyrights” refer to the Moral Rights and the Economic Rights.

Section 3. Ownership of Economic Rights

Section 4. Assignment

Section 5. Rights of Authors

Section 6. Warranties

Section 7. Abstention to Exercise Moral Rights

The Author shall abstain from exercising Moral Rights with respect to the Society (including the person or parties who are granted a license by the Society), provided that the Society shall pay due care not to injure the honor and reputation of the Author.

Section 8. Infringement

If any third party infringes the Economic Rights, the Society and the Author shall respond to such infringement by cooperating with each other.

Section 9. General Provisions