Tag Archives: Creative Commons

ORCID 2017 public data file now available

(27 October 2017)  As in previous years ORCID celebrates Open Access Week by making its annual public data file available to the community under a CC-0 license. The data file is a snapshot of all information on ORCID records as of early October 2017, that has a visibility setting of Everyone – one of three visibility options that ORCID record-holders can use […]


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Digital Science releases GRID under CC0 license

(5 December 2016) The Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) dataset will be made available under a CC0 license allowing users to make full use of the database releases with no need for attribution. The CC0 license means that others may freely build upon, enhance and reuse GRID data for any purposes, without restriction under copyright […]


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This week is International Open Access Week

19 October 2015) In A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access written for this week Peter Suber identifies open access literature as “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions“. The definitions of open access provided by the founding meetings for open access to scholarly research were deep and broad. […]


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Final whitepapers for establishing international and interoperable rights statements released

(6 October 2015) Over the past fifteen months, representatives from the Europeana and DPLA networks, in partnership with Creative Commons, have been developing a collaborative approach to internationally interoperable rights statements that can be used to communicate the copyright status of cultural objects published via the DPLA and Europeana platforms. The purpose of these rights […]


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Smart copying indeed!

(19 September 2014) Smartcopying is the official guide to copyright issues for Australian schools and TAFE. Teachers and students can rely on the assistance of copyright law to copy the work of other people but the rules for use can be restrictive and complicated. You can save time and worry by using content that is […]


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CSIRO releases ScienceImage archive into public domain

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has released its ScienceImage library under a Creative Commons Attribution license, reports Creative Commons Australia. CSIRO has provided permission for anyone to freely use, repost and transform the collection’s 4000+ high definition images and videos. The library represents more than six decades worth of environmental, industrial, agricultural […]


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Open Access Creative Commons licences for Cambridge Journals

Cambridge University Press has announced that articles in its Open Access journals can be published with a Creative Commons Attribution licence (‘CC-BY‘).This licence allows users and readers to download, read, reuse and re-distribute freely, as long as they acknowledge the original article. Following the recommendations of the Finch report, research funders (such as RCUK and […]


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