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Does adding user's annotations to a publisher-copyrighted academic paper PDF count as derivative work that I could post online? Or will I get takedown notices?

Thanks for the Online Pdf Annotator ! It depends on who is the publisher of your paper. As far as I know, IEEE papers cannot be uploaded in the 'published' version, but perhaps in the 'accepted' version. I would suggest that you read the copyright rules and terms and conditions of your publisher before uploading anything on ResearchGate. Many publishers have different copyright rules. If the website isn't clear on the rules, you can email them.

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