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SSRN & Copyright: How are the authors protected?


SSRN & Copyright: How are the authors protected

As an author posting a paper on SSRN, you are claiming ownership of the intellectual property. You do not transfer copyright for any papers (or other documents) you post on SSRN. When you upload a paper, you give SSRN the non-exclusive right to post and distribute your paper.

There is no way to prevent plagiarism completely on the Internet. It is something that happens in peer-reviewed journals that require subscription access as well. The most successful recourse to plagiarism is to be able to demonstrate prior publication. Posting dates are provided for all SSRN papers, which can be used to demonstrate that your paper preceded the subsequent use of your content by a plagiarist if that situation were to arise. These are the two strongest measures to minimize the threat of plagiarism.

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