[open-science] Should scientific text be put in the public domain rather than licensed with CC-BY?

Ignasi Labastida i Juan ilabastida at ub.edu
Wed Jan 12 08:52:15 UTC 2011

Dear Marius,

Good point. However, legally speaking, there are jurisdictions where
authors cannot waive all rights or put a work in the public domain,
mainly continental european jurisdictions. In fact, there are some
rights, called moral rights, that last forever. Among those rights
there is the right of attribution.



2011/1/12 Marius Kempe <m.kempe at qmul.ac.uk>:
> Dear All,
> I've started a question on Quora to discuss the topic of whether scientific
> texts (rather than data) should be put into the public domain rather than
> licensed under CC-BY, as it seems an important issue which hasn't been
> extensively discussed. The discussion is
> at http://www.quora.com/Should-scientific-writing-be-put-into-the-public-domain -
> I'd be grateful for any thoughts, particularly from people with legal
> backgrounds.
> Best wishes,
> Marius
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