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Re: LOD Data Sets, Licensing, and AWS

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 21:02:19 -0400
Message-ID: <4A417B1B.1020308@openlinksw.com>
To: Ian Davis <lists@iandavis.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Ian Davis wrote:
>
>     On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 11:11 PM, Kingsley Idehen
>     <kidehen@openlinksw.com <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>> wrote:
>
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>         Using licensing to ensure the data providers URIs are always
>         preserved delivers low cost and implicit attribution. This is
>         what I believe CC-BY-SA delivers. There is nothing wrong with
>         granular attribution if compliance is low cost. Personally, I
>         think we are on the verge of an "Attribution Economy", and
>         said economy will encourage contributions from a plethora of
>         high quality data providers (esp. from the tradition media realm).
>
>
> Regardless of any attribution economy, CC-BY-SA is basically 
> unenforceable for data so is not appropriate. You can't copyright the 
> diameter of the moon.
>
> Ian
>
>
>  
>
I am not talking about copyrighting the diameter of the moon. I am 
talking about the origin of the diameter of the moon that is 
de-referencable via an HTTP URI :-) Just want a pathway to the origin of 
the perspective that is being used in some other context and space.

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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Wednesday, 24 June 2009 01:02:56 UTC

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