The “embargoed” or “delayed” model for open-access is tried and true in the scholarly journal business, and arguments about the appropriate length and propriety of embargoes are entrenched. In medical research, funding agencies such as NIH demand embargoes of no longer than 12 months, while humanities publishers argue that they need longer embargoes. The beauty of Creative Commons is that it gives creators more options for distributing their works in partnership with users. A robust way of granting future CC licenses will allow more creators to vote with their works for mitigation of over-long terms-of-copyright. Read…
Proposal: The Dated Creative Commons License.