Wednesday, October 17, 2012

OA CC-BY MIT WTF?

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Update:
MIT Press revised the Copyright page for the ebook version. I've scraped it for you:


© 2012 The MIT Press. All rights reserved. Subject to the Creative Commons licenses noted below, no part of this book may be reproduced, transmitted, or displayed by any electronic or mechanical means without permission from The MIT Press or as permitted by law.



This book incorporates certain materials previously published under a CC-BY license and copyright in those underlying materials is owned by SPARC.



Effective June 15, 2013, this book will itself be subject to a CC-BY-NC license.

For information about special quantity discounts, please email special_sales@mitpress.mit.edu.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Suber, Peter.
Open access / Peter Suber.
   p. cm. — (MIT Press essential knowledge)
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-0-262-51763-8 (pbk.: alk. paper)
ISBN 978-0-262-30098-8 (retail e-book)
1. Open access publishing. I. Title.
Z286.O63S83 2012
070.5'7973—dc23
2011038297

6 comments:

  1. This is like looking at a dog barking and wagging its tail at the same time.

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  2. Well, that is truly bizarre. This book was released as non-OA with a commitment that it would go fully OA (CC BY) after one year. I guess that's sort of what this is trying to say. But it's Just Plain Wrong to state CC BY when the book is not yet under that licence.

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  3. arguably the cc by license could constitute "permission in writing"?

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  4. MIT Press has published a corrected copyright page which you can see posted on Peter Suber's web page for the book (link below) as well as in digital editions.

    http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap/Open_Access_(the_book)

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    1. Thank you, MIT Press, for allowing Google Play to make available a revised copyright page. Unless you object, I'll go ahead and circumvent the DRM and post it here, too.

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