[Open-access] [open-science] Open Science Anthology published

Heather Morrison Heather.Morrison at uottawa.ca
Tue Jan 28 17:08:24 UTC 2014

On 2014-01-28, at 11:49 AM, Jan Velterop <velterop at gmail.com<mailto:velterop at gmail.com>>

This is a very peculiar argument. The CC-BY licence exists to cover an open access, freely available work. It simply makes no sense to attach a CC-BY licence to a work you want to charge for.

  1.  the Licensor hereby grants You a worldwide, royalty-free, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to exercise the Licensed Rights in the Licensed Material to:
     *   reproduce and Share the Licensed Material, in whole or in part; and
     *   produce, reproduce, and Share Adapted Material.

Comment: there is nothing in this statement that obligates the licensee to "produce, reproduce or share" the work or adapted material free of charge.

Questions for you:

1. Are you arguing that downstream use that is not free of charge is prohibited by the CC-BY license?

2. Assuming your answer to 1. is yes, then would you agree that if someone takes CC-BY licensed works and creates a work that they intend to sell (e.g. a print or e-book based on scholarly articles or a commercial next-generation search service), then that is prohibited by a CC-BY license?


Heather Morrison
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