Springer have also sold permissions to re-use open access articles

Posted by Paywall Watch on 09 Feb, 2017

Soon after Peter Murray-Rust had noted that Elsevier and RightsLink were selling permissions to re-use "open access" content, he blogged about Springer and RightsLink doing the same thing too.

In August 2013, Peter wrote a blog post entitled Springer charge academics for using CC-NC “Open Access” in lectures.



The price set by Springer and RightsLink to re-use 2 figures from a single "open access" paper in classroom materials was an eye-watering $151.80.

The journal involved was Drugs in R&D