[cc-licenses] 4.0 NonCommercial

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Tue Jan 24 15:10:06 EST 2012


On 23/01/12 21:29, Greg Grossmeier wrote:
> 
> Springer (the scholarly publisher) has recently changed the license the
> use for their Open Access articles from CC BY-NC to CC BY. I don't have
> the link on me right now as I'm on a plane writing this, but there was a
> @creativecommons tweet/dent about it last week.

Thank you for this example. That's a pretty big win!

> Also, this is, of course, just an anecdote, but I do think you will see
> more and more scholarly publishers, at least, moving to Attribution-only
> licenses in the near future. It will be a competitive disadvantage for
> them NOT to have their material reused in awesome ways (and thus seen by
> more people increasing their brand recognition). This is all my own
> conjecture, of course.

I'm sad that the struggle in Open Access seems to be between NC-SA and
BY, it seems a bit of a false dichotomy to me. But BY is absolutely
better than NC so this is still a positive move.

- Rob.


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