Creative Commons licenses

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CC-BY, Copyright, and Stolen Advocacy

Even with the protections of traditional copyright, an author may lose control of his original work and see it misappropriated and used for hateful ends. So is it any wonder that many authors have concerns about being required to publish under CC-BY? Continue reading

CC-Bye Bye! Some Consequences of Unfettered Reproduction Rights Become Clearer

Authors should not be surprised when their open access articles show up in surprising places. Is it possible to embrace open access with some restrictions? Continue reading

Licensing Controversy — Balancing Author Rights with Societal Good

The CC-BY license is assumed to be an open access standard, but the situation is complex — for funders, authors, universities, and publishers of all types. Perhaps a less dogmatic approach would serve all parties better. Continue reading

CC-Huh? Fundamental Confusions About the Role of Copyright and the Reuse of Data

A fundamental confusion between articles and data leads to a call for more CC licenses and less copyright. But why are data being closed down while articles are being opened up? Is there a fundamental misunderstanding of copyright, licensing, and rights? Continue reading

The Financial Burdens of the CC-BY License for Scholarly Literature

By allowing free commercial use of OA articles, current CC licenses may shift costs to researchers, presage an unsustainable information economy, and ultimately work against their stated goals. A commercially viable option might actually prove more sustainable. Continue reading

Free Digital Textbooks Win in California

An initiative to see if free K-12 textbooks in math and science could exist, California tested the waters. The results have been released. They’re surprising, and may portend changes for educational publishers. Continue reading

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