Oh my dog, I have just come across a major change in a very important journal. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, one of my favourite journals because of its providing of only CC-BY licenses, has now provided a paper under CC-BY-NC. Read for yourself, on the second page of the online version of Tschopp et al., or for you lazy folk, here is the exact wording of the paragraph:
Copyright © 2014 E. Tschopp et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY-NC), which permits non commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
I find this personally disappointing, and would like to know others thoughts on the subject.
Update: Thanks Steve, for explaining the situation. I now see that that decision, while not what I would have done, is appropriate in the situation. The prevention of commercial models is a issue, so I understand the reasoning for the license change. One thing I don’t quite get still is why they published it to Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, when many other journals prevent commercial use, and some of those also have open access.