Creative Commons Licenses: Empowering Open Access

6 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2016

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Thomas Margoni

Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP), Faculty of Law - KU Leuven; University of Glasgow - School of Law - CREATe

Diane Peters

Creative Commons

Date Written: March 10, 2016

Abstract

Open access (OA) is a concept that in recent years has acquired popularity and widespread recognition. International statements and scholarly analysis converge on the following main characteristics of open access: free availability on the public Internet, permission for any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, and link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, and use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the Internet itself. The only legal constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

Keywords: Creative Commons, Open Access, Open Access Publishing

Suggested Citation

Margoni, Thomas and Peters, Diane, Creative Commons Licenses: Empowering Open Access (March 10, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2746044 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2746044

Thomas Margoni (Contact Author)

Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP), Faculty of Law - KU Leuven ( email )

Brussels
Belgium

University of Glasgow - School of Law - CREATe ( email )

Scotland
United Kingdom

Diane Peters

Creative Commons ( email )

United States

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