Understanding open access and other licenses:
CC licenses apply to the paper as a whole, not to individual components.
Non-exclusive license (open access option)
Copyrights include the right to
reproduce the work, (e.g. to make copies of all or parts of your work)
to prepare derivative works, (remix a figure and use it in another paper, create an edited book of your papers)
to distribute copies, (add it to a repository, email to colleagues, post on social media)
to perform and display the work publicly (to reuse parts of your work for a conference poster or presentation)
Non-exclusive license (Open Access option):
Language from ACM. “Granting a non-exclusive license for ACM to publish their work in the ACM Digital Library, while retaining all rights to their work, including copyright, and which allows for perpetual open access and the option to have their published work governed by a Creative Commons License upon publication.”
What it means. Your paper is published in the ACM Digital Library but you retain all of your rights, including copyright. Your work will be available openly and can be used in accordance with the Creative Commons license that you choose.
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