Tutorial 19d: Open Access definitions and clarifications, part 4: licences « Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week #AcademicSpring
"Thanks for sticking with this series. In part 1, we looked at what open access means, and what terms to use in describing it. In part 2, we considered the Gold and Green roads to open access. In part 3, we touched on zero-cost Gold OA, sometimes known as 'Platinum'. This time, we’re going to get down the nitty gritty of the actual licences that govern what you can do with a paper that you’ve downloaded. As usual in this series, I will try to keep my opinions and preferences out of it, and limit myself to uncontroversial statements. So for example, I will not express a preference for one Creative Commons licence over another, even though I do have a preference..."