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Professor charged for his own paper

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Date: Sep 04, 2007 - 03:10 PM
Here's an irony - a professor releases a paper under the Creative Commons license, and then finds out that Oxford wants to charge him to read it.

This is not a trivial point. The normal reader of a journal who wishes to re-use material has to navigate copyright constraints and restrictions on an all-too-frequent basis. Such a reader, especially if they were relatively unaware of Open Access could easily pay the journal for ?permission to use an Open Access article for teaching?. (Note that other charges are higher - to include my own article in a book I write would cost nearly 350 USD).

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