[Lingtyp] European Commission on authorship transfer agreements

Sebastian Nordhoff sebastian.nordhoff at glottotopia.de
Tue Dec 22 12:49:33 UTC 2015

Dear list,
following up on the discussion about copyright and availability, I offer 
a recent blogpost by the European Commission 

* Fair open access could also be seen as a question of ownership. Who 
owns publications? Who has the copyright? Probably authors. As a matter 
of principle, copyright should therefore probably not be signed over to 
other actors such as publishers. Therefore, open access publications 
should be licenced in adequate ways. Creative Commons licences could be 
a good way to do this systematically.

Note that you can leave comments on the page, which will actually be 
read by the relevant people in Brussels, so this is a nice opportunity 
to make your voice heard.

Best wishes

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