[OKFN-IN] [Open-access] [GOAL] Re: Submission to ICAR on its Open Access Policy 2013 Draft
mike at indexdata.com
Mon May 20 09:23:13 UTC 2013
Thanks, Sridhar. For what it's worth, I endorse your far-sighted
preference for the CC BY licence over the more restrictive
alternatives. The NC clause certain can sing a siren song -- I've been
seduced by it myself in the past -- but informed voices are all but
unanimous that plain CC BY is best for the community as a whole, and
strongly support the proposition that it's usually best for the
individual author. (Heather is an eloquent, but isolated, dissenting
The adoption of CC BY by commercial OA publishers like BMC and PeerJ
as well as non-profits like PLOS and eLife and large international
organisation like the World Bank and UNESCO shows how generally it's
applicable, and demonstrates what a broad range of well-informed
organisations have reached this conclusion. ICAR would be a worth
addition to those ranks.
On 20 May 2013 06:08, Sridhar Gutam <gutam2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Heather,
> I was following your arguments against CC-BY and others for CC-BY.
> I am in the CC-BY as its a non exclusive license and everyone would
> have equal chances to use the content and make tools and applications.
> Now in the larger interest I have included CC-BY in the policy draft
> (modified) as proposed by the leaders of the OA movement.
> Now this draft would be submitted to the committee headed formed for
> formulating the guidelines for open access policy in ICAR.
> 23rd May is the last date for submission of the comments. See
> The Copyright policy of ICAR is as follows:
> Material featured on this Portal may be reproduced free of charge
> after taking proper permission by sending a mail to us. However, the
> material has to be reproduced accurately and not to be used in a
> derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Wherever the material is
> being published or issued to others, the source must be prominently
> acknowledged. However, the permission to reproduce this material shall
> not extend to any material which is identified as being copyright of a
> third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained
> from the departments/copyright holders concerned.
> These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in
> accordance with the Indian Laws. Any dispute arising under these terms
> and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the
> courts of India.
> The copyright of the articles published in The Indian Journal of
> Agricultural Sciences vests with the Indian Council of Agricultural
> Research, who has the right to enter into any agreement with any
> organization in India or abroad engaged in reprography, photocopying,
> storage and dissemination of information contained in these journals.
> The Council has no objection in using the material, provided the
> information is being utilized for academic purpose but not for
> commercial use.Due credit line should be given to the ICAR where
> information will be utilized.
> Thanks & Regards
> Sridhar Gutam PhD, ARS, Patent Laws (NALSAR), IP & Biotech. (WIPO)
> Senior Scientist (Plant Physiology) Central Institute for Subtropical
> Joint Secretary, Agricultural Research Service Scientists' Forum
> Convenor, Open Access India
> Country Representative, YPARD
> Rehmankhera, Kakori Post
> Lucknow 226101, Uttar Pradesh, India
> Phone: +91-522-2841022/23/24; Fax: +91-522-2841025
> Publications: http://works.bepress.com/sridhar_gutam/
> On 20 May 2013 00:56, Heather Morrison <hgmorris at sfu.ca> wrote:
>> Excellent work, Sridhar.
>> I would strongly recommend, however, removal of reference to the CC-BY
>> license. This is NOT in the best interests of Indian scholars or
>> Indian research funders. This gives blanket commercial rights to
>> anyone, anywhere downstream, with absolutely no obligation for
>> reciprocity. That is, if CC-BY becomes the default, it is quite
>> possible that a next generation of research tools will be built by the
>> commercial sector on a for-pay basis with no obligation to provide
>> affordable pricing for countries like India - who could easily end up
>> one step ahead (getting the benefits of open access to the kinds of
>> publications produced now), but two steps behind (locked out of access
>> to the next generation tools).
>> This is section that I am referring to - I would suggest simply
>> removing the whole section.
>> 12. All the ICAR institute’s website content, print/digital
>> publications, meta-data and full-texts in repositories are to be
>> licensed for public use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC-
>> BY 3.0) Unported License
>> I acknowledge that many of my colleagues in the open access movement
>> are strong proponents of CC-BY licensing, and that there are positive
>> as well as negative implications of using this license. This is a
>> topic that I have explored and continue to explore in some depth -
>> links to some of my writings including my submission to the UK BIS
>> committee can be found from here:
>> Dr. Heather Morrison
>> Freedom for scholarship in the internet age
>> On 19-May-13, at 1:14 AM, Sridhar Gutam wrote:
>>> Dear Colleagues and Friends,
>>> Please see the attachment for the document made modifying the ICAR
>>> Open Access Policy Draft and the Original Policy Draft.
>>> If any comments/suggestions, please share by today. Tomorrow I would
>>> like to submit to the ICAR.
>>> Thanks & Regards
>>> Sridhar Gutam PhD, ARS, Patent Laws (NALSAR), IP & Biotech. (WIPO)
>>> Senior Scientist (Plant Physiology) Central Institute for Subtropical
>>> Joint Secretary, Agricultural Research Service Scientists' Forum
>>> Convenor, Open Access India
>>> Country Representative, YPARD
>>> Rehmankhera, Kakori Post
>>> Lucknow 226101, Uttar Pradesh, India
>>> Phone: +91-522-2841022/23/24; Fax: +91-522-2841025
>>> Publications: http://works.bepress.com/sridhar_gutam/
>>> <Submission to ICAR on its Open Access Policy 2013 Draft Open Access
>>> India.pdf><Submission to ICAR on its Open Access Policy 2013 Draft
>>> Open Access India.doc><Draft ICAR Open Access Policy for
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