Authors are increasingly applying Creative Commons licenses to their content, when publishing it via Open Access. But after deciding to use a CC license, does it matter whether copyright is transferred to the publisher or if it is retained by the author. For some reasons, transfer to the publisher might be the right choice.
Todd Carpenter is currently Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), where he helps to organize community consensus on a variety of technical and business practice issues for publishers, libraries, and systems vendors. He also serves SSP as Secretary-Treasurer and as a Board member. After receiving his Bachelors degree in Philosophy and German from Syracuse University, Todd escaped the snowy northern climate for the warmth and sun in Georgia and then eventually Maryland. Realizing there was no lucrative future in philosophical musings or reading German literature, Todd entered publishing, where he worked in a variety of marketing management roles at the Haworth Press, the Energy Intelligence Group, the Johns Hopkins University Press, and BioOne. When not working on standards development, his wife and two small children, gourmet cooking, biking, and photography engage almost all of his waking hours. Todd is very active on twitter @tac_niso and posts photos on Flickr.