Stop the inclusion of proprietary licenses in Creative Commons 4.0 (freeculture.org)
Posted Aug 28, 2012 15:23 UTC (Tue) by grantingram
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Except that it also potentially prevents things like reusing images and graphs, or doing extensive selective quoting that might not be covered by fair use.
That is an apparent benefit but it of less use than it would first seem. Academic research work is supposed to be original work. The importance of being able to copy graphs or images is therefore limited.
I'm also not a fan of people even just copying "common" images - this tends to just allow errors and out dated thinking to propagate in your field.
If you need to re-use a graph, for example to plot against your own work you really need the underlying data and papers are not a good medium for exchanging this information. g3data can be your friend but the problem of archiving experimental data, or numerical simulation results as opposed to the high level analysis and interpretation is far from solved.
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