Stop the inclusion of proprietary licenses in Creative Commons 4.0 (freeculture.org)
Posted Aug 29, 2012 16:31 UTC (Wed) by grantingram
In reply to: Stop the inclusion of proprietary licenses in Creative Commons 4.0 (freeculture.org)
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Are all these limits really worth whatever benefits you think you are getting by using copyright to prevent other researchers from trying to pass your research off as their own? (which would not be allowed anyway with the attribution requirements)
Those are good arguments for allowing derivative works of academic graphs - my point was re-use of articles doesn't help research work much.
I'm not convinced that copyright gives academic authors a net benefit at all. In practise people will use your graphs in their powerpoint presentation even if you put "all rights reserved". I am however a big fan of reading the license that you put your work under and standing by it! So if you think that "re-mixing" academic publications is a bad idea allowing it in the license you use to publish is sending the wrong message.
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