Re: Captured product vs. service

From: Uhlir, Paul <PUhlir_at_NAS.EDU>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 15:56:22 -0500

Dear Steve,

In response to your last question, yes, if the article is made available under
an "Attribution Only" (ATT 3.0) Creative Commons license. This is the
recommended license for open access journals and is already broadly in use. The
advantage of this license is that it also allows various types of automated
knowledge discovery.


-----Original Message-----
From: American Scientist Open Access Forum on behalf of Steve Berry
Sent: Sun 2/21/2010 10:54 AM
Subject:      Re: Captured product vs. service

There are multiple ways to achieve that same goal.  If the society is
willing to give up copyright altogether, that offers one pathway.
For authors to give publishers unrestricted licenses is another.  Both
represent larger changes from the present system than for the
publisher to give an unrestricted license to the author.  But let's
look one step further:  can any reader, anyone who downloads a
distribute that download completely without restriction?

        Just to stimulate...
        Best to all,
        Steve Berry

On Feb 20, 2010, at 2:16 PM, Marc Couture wrote:

> Steve Berry wrote:
> >
> > if the journal that published the article wants to make back
> issues available in some
> > new format, e.g. some new electronic means, and the authors hold
> the copyrights,
> > then the journal must get permission from every author to put
> their articles in the new
> > format.
> >
> There is another solution, much more author-friendly: instead of
> requiring transfer of the full copyright, then giving (back) the
> author some specific permissions, the journal could simply require
> to be granted a non-exclusive license to do what it wants, that is,
> to publish the article in any format. But it appears the APS wants
> more than "make back issues available in some new format" (see below).
> >
> > ... APS now holds the copyrights but gives authors full permission
> to distribute their
> > articles with no constraint. This seems to achieve the situation
> for authors that we'd like
> > to see, yet does not constrain the publisher.
> >
> It's true that, according to the APS copyright agreement
> ), authors may distribute quite freely, in print and electronic
> formats, their "postprints", or revised manuscripts. As publishers
> copyright agreements go, this is quite generous.
> But restrictions to the uses allowed the author do exist: for
> instance, use must not involve a fee; derivative works must contain
> less than 50% of the original and at least 10% of new content. This
> means that an author could not publish a translation, or a slightly
> modified version of his article, as a book chapter, without
> permission from the publisher. I think this could also qualifiy as a
> situation we (authors) would like to see.
> Marc Couture
Received on Sun Feb 21 2010 - 21:23:29 GMT

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