Report: “Opening the Door: How Faculty Authors Can Implement an Open Access Policy at Their Institutions”

Covington & Burling LLP litigators Simon J. Frankel and Shannon M. Nestor have written an interesting 18-page overview report

“Opening the Door: How Faculty Authors Can Implement an Open Access Policy at Their Institutions”

examining the legal issues as to open access policies.

The report looks at:
It concludes with 5 criteria for an effective license.
The authors state —
“For the licensing portion of anĀ open-access policy, it is recommended that an institution adopt a
license, in writing and signed by each faculty author, that containsĀ the following five criteria:
  1. non-exclusive
  2. irrevocable
  3. worldwide
  4. perpetual, and
  5. non-commercial.”