The new SpringerNature policy updates and clarifies two key points.
First, it makes it clear that authors may choose any licence for preprints, including Creative Commons licences.
Second, the updated policy provides more information about the publisher’s position on author engagement with the media in response to enquiries about preprints. It advises researchers to emphasise that the study has not been peer reviewed and that findings could change. Reporters who cover such work are also asked to indicate that the study is a preprint and has not been peer reviewed.
The full updated policy can be accessed here.