Kairos on Copyright
Kairos on Copyright and Fair Use
Kairos encourages authors to exercise their fair use rights when appropriate. However, we expect authors to educate themselves about the law and, accordingly, to make judicious decisions about whether to seek permission for the use of copyrighted works. (The editors recommend that authors review the materials available at the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center [http://fairuse.stanford.edu] for guidance on copyright and fair use decisions.)
If the author(s) of a submission cannot craft a persuasive fair use argument that works within the structure of current copyright and intellectual property law, then the author(s) should err on the side of requesting permission.
Authors bear full responsibility for their choices at all times. Before publication of any webtext, authors will be asked to certify that all material is original, utilized with permission, or utilized under fair use.
We encourage authors to appropriately use Creative Commons-licensed works in the creation of their webtexts and we suggest that authors consider applying Creative Commons licenses [http://creativecommons.org/] to the works they publish in Kairos.
Authors of accepted webtexts assign to Kairos the right to publish and distribute their work electronically, including publication on the web and on CD-ROM, and to archive and make it permanently retrievable electronically. Authors retain their copyright interest in their work, however, so after their project has appeared in Kairos, they may republish their text in any manner they wish--electronic or print--as long as they clearly acknowledge Kairos as its original site of publication. We encourage authors to place on their work a Creative Commons license, which allows authors to declare what rights (if any) they are willing to grant to others to make use of their work. (However, authors whose work is published in Kairos grant to the journal the rights listed above; this agreement supersedes any other licensing of your work.)
The journal itself, that is, the interface design and the synthesis of the scholarly work we publish and the editorial activities that produce the interface and structure of each issue is copyright Kairos. Kairos is the entity created by the collective work and creative vision of the Kairos editorial staff and editorial board, regardless of the individuals who hold those positions. The journal is copyright Kairos (as defined above); no individual or institution may claim ownership or place any restrictions on the form, format, content, or distribution of the journal.
Because we strongly support the Creative Commons project, Kairos has generated a CC license; this license states that anyone is free to copy, distribute, display, or perform Kairos as a whole under the following conditions: you must give the original author(s) credit; you may not use this work for commercial purposes; and you must allow your use of Kairos to be granted the same license terms. However, any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder. So, for instance, publishers who wish to use screenshots of the Kairos interface need only request permission—this is a common occurrence and we routinely grant permission, although we reserve the right not to do so. However, permission to use screenshots of the webtexts we publish must be requested from both the journal (for the interface) and the individual author (for that author's work).