The TEI-C Board recently discovered that ConfTool, the system used for many years for organizing submission and peer review for the annual TEI conference, has been unintentionally requiring contributors to this year’s conference to transfer their copyright to the “organizers” of the conference by checking a box on a web form.
To address the situation with this year’s conference (http://tei2016.acdh.oeaw.ac.at), the organizers of the conference, who currently own the copyright, will publish contributions under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY 4.0), allowing both authors and readers broad rights to redistribute and adapt these contributions as long as the creators are credited.
For your reference, see the exact copyright language that has been provided by ConfTool below. Moving forward, we will not require consent to these terms and instead rely on an implied license from authors to the conference organizers and TEI-C to publish abstracts as part of the conference proceedings and related conference materials, as is the case at many academic conferences.
Our apologies for this confusion! Thankfully we are able to rectify this situation rather seamlessly.
Michelle Dalmau, Chair of the TEI-C Board