[okfn-discuss] History Journal editors on open access

Andrew Stott andrew.stott at dirdigeng.com
Wed Dec 12 10:36:36 UTC 2012

And in addition

"subject to the author being ‘credited’ (but it is not clear in what way they would be credited)"


CCBY 3.0 clearly says in the non-legalese version "You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor"

Plus of course if they are using CC-BY-NC-ND then the "attribution problem" would still apply!



On 12 Dec 2012, at 09:56, Michael Bauer <michael.bauer at okfn.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 09:50:29PM +0000, John Levin wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Quote:
>> "The licence that we will offer for publication in EITHER green OR
>> gold will be a CCBY NC ND (creative commons non-commercial
>> non-derivative) licence only; that is, it will not allow commercial
>> reuse, or tweaking or reuse of parts of an article (text mining).
> I can do text mining with only reading - now what?
>> The government has specified that ‘gold’ access is to be given on a
>> CCBY licence, the most permissive form of creative commons licence
>> that there is. This however means that commercial re-use,
>> plagiarism, and republication of an author’s work will be possible,
>> subject to the author being ‘credited’ (but it is not clear in what
> Isn't plagiarism taking someone elses work and claiming it's yours? How is
> this "possible" differently than with any other text. CC BY does not allow
> claiming it's yours. 
>> way they would be credited). We believe that this is a serious
>> infringement of intellectual property rights and we do not want our
>> authors to have to sign away their rights in order to publish with
>> us."
> Michael
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