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SCRIPT-ed Journal Licenses Content with CC

Timothy Vollmer, December 28th, 2007

SCRIPT-ed, an open access journal covering a broad range of topics relating to law and technologies has begun to publish its content under the Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. The journal, based out of the University of Edinburgh School of Law, examines issues including intellectual property, digital copyright, free expression, free software, privacy and public health.

SCRIPT-ed is “built on the principles of sharing academic works for the benefit of the wider community.” Like many other open access journals, SCRIPT-ed contributors retain the copyright to their submissions but release the specific work under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license for the publication. In this case the license allows users to reuse, copy, publish, or perform the work.

It’s great to see more and more academic journals exploring the benefits of open access publishing! Check out the newest issue.

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