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    David Wiley, “About the Open Publication License”

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    In “About the Open Publication License,” David Wiley outlines the history of open content licensing beginning with the Open Content License (OCL), and followed by the Open Publication License (OPL). He explains the shortcomings of both the Open Content License and the Open Publication License and why they were eventually replaced by the more robust Creative Commons Licenses.

    Key points

    Discussion Questions

    1. What was the main reasoning for abandoning both the OCL and the OPL in favor of the CC?
    2. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Creative Commons licenses?

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