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Open Data: Licensing

Open Data: Licensing

Slides by Adrian Pohl for the ELAG 2011 Workshop "Open Bibliographic Data: Licensing. Activities. Strategies" held on 25/26 May 2011.



May 25, 2011

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  1. Open Data: Licensing ELAG 2011, Prague Workshop: Open Bibliographic Data:

    Licensing. Activities. Strategies, 25./26. May 2011 Adrian Pohl <pohl@hbz-nrw.de>
  2. I. Permission Culture vs. Open Culture 2

  3. 3 No Access without Permission Permission Culture

  4. What is stopping?  Patents  Copyright  Trademark 

    Database rights (Europe)  ... 4
  5. Options 5 1. Ask for a licence 2. Use under

    an exception (fair use) 3. Infringe 4. Use something else
  6. 6 Open Culture

  7. 7 Open Knowledge ”A piece of knowledge is open if

    you are free to use, reuse, and redistribute it.” http://www.opendefinition.org/okd/
  8. “open“  Use  Reuse  Redistribute  Commercial use

    allowed  Attribution and Share Alike requirements okay 8
  9. II. Open Data Licensing 9

  10. Open data is the application of many the same principles

    and philosophies as free and open source software and open content projects such as Creative Commons to data and databases. 10
  11. Open Licenses Open Software: GPL, BSD, … Open Content: CC-BY,

    CC-BY-SA And Open Data? 11
  12. Data vs. Databases 12

  13. Database “a collection of independent works, data or other materials

    arranged in a systematic or methodical way and individually accessible by electronic or other means.” From: European Database Directive 13
  14. „Data“?  Content of a database  can be anything

     Recorded Facts  aren‘t copyrightable, only as collection 14
  15. Database software Can also be copyrighted Schema/Model Vocabulary Data entry/output

    sheets 15
  16. Open Data Licenses Attribution (ODC-BY) Attribution-Share-Alike (OdbL) Public-Domain (CC0, PDDL)

    CC-BY, CC-BY-SA for some uses No non-commercial licenses http://www.opendefinition.org/licenses/#Data 16
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  19. 19 Nearly all slides of this presentation are taken from

    or inspired by Jordan Hatcher's presentation Linked Data Licensing, http://www.slideshare.net/jordanhatcher/linked-data-licensing-introduction-isemantics-2010. Stopalicious 2 by CarbonNYC CC-BY http://flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/33413040/ Go sign by renaissancechambara CC-BY http://www.flickr.com/photos/renaissancechambara/2675238450/
  20. License 20 These slides are licensed under a Creative Commons

    license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/