The terms of the new policy stipulate additional provisions designed to achieve a balance between granting wide access to content and preserving revenue for the press. The press prohibits the creation of mirror Web sites within the first six months after publication, in order to retain essential revenue derived from journal subscriptions. After six months, articles are open to reuse under an Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License from Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization that offers tools for the creation of some rights reserved copyrights. The press retains purview along with authors over commercial reuse.
The new policy, which was drafted with the assistance of the universitys Office of General Counsel, also applies retroactively. Authors who assigned copyright for past work to The Rockefeller University Press are now granted the right to use the work in any way. All work published prior to November 1, 2007 is subject to the Creative Commons license, and all work published since then is subject to the six-month restriction on mirror sites.
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