Getting Beyond “Post and Forget” Open Access

Getting Beyond “Post and Forget” Open Access

Should secondary commercial exploitation of OA materials be encouraged or embargoed? Even though common Creative Commons licenses allow commercial re-use, many think that publishers capitalizing on this license should be hoisted on their own petard. Joe respectfully disagrees, noting that re-use may lead to new self-sustaining business models - and higher readership for article authors.

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