The obligation to desist vis-à-vis a publisher, Art. 382 para. 1 SCO – as long as the editions to which the publisher is entitled have not yet been exhausted, the author may not publish the work elsewhere, in whole or in part, and distribute the work. This can be a problem if a publication should not only be published by a publishing house but also be made available through open access. The publishing house must then give its consent.