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Thursday, March 20, 2008

OA policy at Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand's Otago Polytechnic has a progressive IP policy with implications for OA.  (Thanks to Sarah Stewart.)

With a couple of exceptions, it authorizes "free and open access" under a CC-BY license to all the intellectual property the institution "owns or co-owns". 

Two more excerpts:

Unless specifically contracted to do so, nothing in this policy is to be interpreted as the Polytechnic claiming any form of ownership over research outputs....

[However,] the Polytechnic encourages staff and students to support free and open access to IP and also to apply the Creative Commons Attribution framework to work created.