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Martin Paul Eve

Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London

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I posted, a short while ago, about the reprinting of OA books under CC licenses. This is, of course, totally legal and allowed under the more liberal Creative Commons licenses. However, it will, I feel, alienate academics from OA. I think that they will consider it derogatory treatment of their work.

In any case, I have now contacted Saint Philip Street Press and asked for my attribution to be removed. This has now happened and it worked. Here’s a screenshot from Amazon.

Anonymised metadata on Literature Against Criticism

This greatly reduces discoverability of the reprint and will likely damage its sales. As usual, I would encourage those who wish to read the book either to download it for free (OA) or to buy print from Open Book Publishers, in order to help with their sustainability.