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Open access- definition

Free content access in public internet, which allows everyone to read, download, copy, spread, print, search through, post links to full versions of texts, index, transfer as software data, or use in any other purpose within the law. No financial, law or technical barriers, apart from those associated with achieving internet access.
The only constraint on copying  and distribution of the content, and the only role, that copyright plays in this field, should be providing the authors with control over integrity of their creations, and right for adequate recognition of their authorship and quoting of their work.

Why is the repository of the open access type?

Repository is a device for managing, and long term storage of digital documents.
Applying open standards makes their content fully accessable.
In pursuance of the regulations of using the "Repolis" repository,  § 5, p. 5:
In reference to any material the user uploads to Repolis he can sumbit a statement granting that material with a Creative Commons licence - Authorship Recognition 3.0 PL. It's full resolutions are available here:
 http://creativecommons.pl The statement mentioned in the previous sentence can be submitted with a proper form accessible for registered users, or in writing- according to the formula available at repolis.bg.polsl.pl.

What are the CC licences?

Creative Commons are legal licences allowing to replace the traditional "all rights reserved" model with the rule of "some rights reserved" with all respect to the regulations of copyright.
Creative Commons licences offer a wide, variable set of licence regulations. The author can individually set terms on which he wants to share his work with others. In Repolis the valid licence is CC 3.0.

Do CC limit the author's rights?

The author using the licence keeps his copyright at all times, while allowing others to popularise and copy his work, additionally, he can define, whether it is to be done only in non-commercial  conditions, or restrict the possibilities of creating dependent works.