Creative Commons

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Does Creative Commons Make Sense?

Axiomatically more complicated than copyright, built to provide no legal cover, and possibly put in place by the technocrats in Silicon Valley, does Creative Commons make sense for the creative class? Continue reading

Is There Anything More Slow-moving than a Publisher?

Publishers are always said to be slow-moving, but the pace of development at the CHORUS organization belies that. Continue reading

Copyright in a Digital Era: The Rise and Rise of CCC

What is the role of the Copyright Clearance Center in a digital age? Continue reading

Interview With Mike Rossner: On Scientific Integrity, Making Research Data Publicly Available and Routes to Open Access

An interview with MIke Rossner, former Director of Rockefeller University Press. Continue reading

It’s Not 1995 Again — Why the Threats from the New Big Players May Be Much More Significant This Time

Eighteen years ago, Mosaic ushered in the potential for a sea-change in publishing based on technological prowess and scale. Today, the “open” label covers a set of disparate incentives under a single blanket, one that funders, government, and technology companies are all under, each for its own reason. 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

Review: “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back”

A recent book tells the story of how technology companies — in the guise of advocates of “open” — have gutted content and culture businesses and the creative ranks that depend on them. Continue reading

An Interview with Cameron Neylon, PLoS’ New Director of Advocacy

An interview about open access, funding of science, publishable works, profit motives, and other topics of interest, with one of the more thoughtful advocates of OA publishing, Cameron Neylon. Continue reading

Blinded by Ideology — Open Access Advocate Continues to Fight the Battles of Yesteryear

More tired OA rhetoric, this time wielding an argument that copyright approaches of some OA publishers aren’t pure enough to qualify as “real” open access. Get ready to feel the burn. Continue reading

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