Can the Creative Commons accidentally restrict sharing?

In this post by entomologist Alex Wild, he describes how the Creative Commons, fair use and open access have intersected in a strange mashup of rules and guidelines that actually prevent his photographs from being shared even if a scientist wanted to use them in their article. While the problem doesn’t exactly lie in the Creative Commons licenses, the rules of the open access journals do pose a problem for future scenarios, which can occur again as well.

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