Wednesday, August 20, 2014

[thovjinx] Creative Commons scientific publishing

There has yet to be a strong movement embracing Creative Commons or similar weaker copyright for scientific and academic publishing.

What would the world be like?  On one hand, it is the ideas and not the text of an article that is important, and pure ideas are less impeded by copyright.  However, it still requires transcribing the idea into another form to allow it to spread.

On the other hand, we could imagine follow-up research of an original article simply modifying the original article, decreasing the effort required to publish.  Or, difficult-to-understand sections could be rewritten by other experts in the field.

What would journalism be like?

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