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Policy on copyright and royalty payments to authors

When a case is accepted for publication, the authors are required to complete and sign a Copyright Declaration. If there is more than one author, the case authors indicate the percentage of their respective contribution and the share of potential royalties arising from commercialization of the case to be paid to each author.

Authors who are the owners of copyright pertaining to their case are required to transfer copyright to HEC Montréal. Authors who are employees of HEC Montréal recognize that HEC Montréal is the first owner of copyright.

The Case Centre undertakes to propose the case to its business partners for purposes of commercialization. The authors authorize HEC Montréal to license the case to one of its distributors.

The Case Centre will pay authors up to fifty percent (50%) of any potential net revenue arising from the distribution of the case, provided that the net revenue exceeds a minimum threshold. The amount of royalties is calculated after payment of any commercialization costs owed to the distribution partner.

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