UC Statement of Principles

May 1st, 2005 by John Wilbanks

The University of California Berkeley Academic Senate has some exciting news.

“The faculty of the University of California, Berkeley will seek to maintain control of their work by retaining intellectual property rights…Retaining control of one’s scholarly output will allow Berkeley faculty greater freedom to disseminate their work, therefore increasing others’ use of it and maximizing the impact of their scholarship.”

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Here is Creative Commons’ statement on the issue.

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