Open access (open access) It allows free access to scientific or academic production, without economic barriers or restrictions derived from intellectual property rights. It encompasses both scientific articles and images, data, or learning objects.
To find images in open access, you can search for those that the authors themselves have distributed through licenses for "copyleft" use (for example, Creative Commons).
Some authors put their works at the disposal of the international community through copyleft type licensing, with which they can clearly indicate to the person who will use them of what permits they have to do it and under what conditions.
In this way, information may be placed in the free consultation system on the web by facilitating its use, although at the same time it safeguards the attribution of the work to the author and prevents possible unauthorized uses.
The six licenses Creative Commons They have been adapted to many jurisdictions, as in the case of Spanish jurisdiction.
Since the goal of Creative Commons It is to ensure that licenses are legally effective throughout the world, it also offers a set of licenses based on several international copyright treaties. In this way, countries that do not have licenses adapted to their own jurisdiction can use these international licenses ("unported").
Open Science is an integral project of Creative Commons, although with a broader approach derived from the limitations and needs of the scientific and academic community to be able to make visible their investigations.
Open Science He works on various projects related to the publication of scientific texts, patents, access to scientific data, technology transfer and intellectual property ...