Stop the inclusion of proprietary licenses in Creative Commons 4.0 (freeculture.org)
Posted Aug 28, 2012 9:59 UTC (Tue) by dcoutts
Parent article: Stop the inclusion of proprietary licenses in Creative Commons 4.0 (freeculture.org)
It seems to me that CC BY-ND is quite appropriate for academic work, and it would be good to have academic work included under free culture.
I recently published my PhD thesis under the CC BY-ND license. It seems pretty reasonable and matches the academic culture in which it's fine to share papers around but not for other authors to make slight changes and republish like we do with software. Indeed making slight changes and republishing would be considered quite bad.
I read the article they link to "Why ND Is Neither Necessary Nor Sufficient To Prevent Misrepresentation" but for academic works it's not misrepresentation that people would worry about. It'd be taking a paper, making some changes, adding a third author (so keeping attribution to the existing authors) and then republishing. It would be unclear who had done what. By contract with the normal academic approach of quoting and citing it's always very clear.
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