Open access to scientific literature is a way to share scholarly output in digital format, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Is it true that Open Access is against Authors Copyright ?
No. Choosing to publish through an open access channel does not mean that author lost his copyright. the author is able to retain copyright on his work and in all cases he grant the paternity right.
What are Creative Commons Licences ?
Creative Common Licenses are based on copyright. While the classical rule of copyright encourage you to keep exclusivity on all of your rights (“all rights reserved”), the CC ones encourage you to keep only a part (“some rights reserved”). Creative Commons (a non-profit Organisation) is working with experts in copyright all over the world to make these licenses valid regardless the jurisdiction. These Licenses allow people to use your work under some conditions and according to your preferences.
Can i contribute to advocate open access ?
Yes : When you use open access resources, you advocate it;
when you publish your scientific production in open access especially on pist.tn , you advocate it;
When you take part in open access events (JELA, ICOA, Open Access Week, …), you advocate it;
When you talk about it in your scientific and decision makers community, you advocate it.