[open-science] SPARC author addendum uses CC-NC licence and now all hybrid publishers have followed

Puneet Kishor punkish at eidesis.org
Mon Dec 12 17:42:47 UTC 2011

On Dec 12, 2011, at 9:27 AM, Heather Morrison wrote:

> Commercial use for the 99%
> Commercial use for socially responsible companies and individual entrepreneurs
> Commercial use EXCEPT companies that lobby for more restrictive copyright laws
> Free use for students and teachers (this should not be called commercial use, because education should not be commercial - the fact that we are heading in this direction does not make it a good direction)
> Free and unrestricted use, with respect. If you wish to use data about an endangered species to protect the species, go for it. On the other hand, if you wish to use the data to harm the species, we should be able to sue. Not just the author, either - anyone.

There is so much wrong with the above that I don't even know where to start. It is mixing apples, oranges, and persimmons (for the lack of a better metaphor).

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