How to talk about copyright?


This work is openly available on the Internet”

This work is open, available under CC BY-NC-ND


In different meanings by different actors in different contexts

In opposition to closed models of distribution of cultural works

Sometimes to blur the lines between free (as in freedom) and non-free licenses


Be careful of the context in which this word is used

Where possible, talk about users’ rights and freedoms instead of using the word “open”

Always differentiate between free licenses and open licenses