[okfn-discuss] Temporary CC license
john at technolalia.org
Fri Apr 25 14:36:49 UTC 2014
I came across a curious academic publishing gambit I'd like to ask the
In short, two articles in Society and Space Volume 32 Number 2 have been
made open access.
The cc-by-nc button and the text 'Open Access" mark these 2 articles on
the journal issue page:
And the two articles are announced as open access until June 18th
However, the PDFs of the articles have (c) Pion and Licensors at the bottom.
In the comments on the announcement page, I asked what happens after
June 18th. The reply was: "I think Pion will simply revert to the
previous status on that date."
Can this be done? Does this revoke previously granted rights? If I
republished the articles on a blog, would I be obliged to take them down
on June 18th?
Or - as I suspect - does a publisher not understand open access and CC
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