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Re: Machine-readable license data

From: Raphaël Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:31:01 +0200
Message-ID: <48E24635.3070301@cwi.nl>
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
CC: public-media-annotation@w3.org

Dear Felix,

> a question to everybody on the list: Are you aware of machine-readable
> license data for audio, video or other media items? I looked through the
> incubator deliverables and other material, but did not find a lot. I am
> asking this (also) to explore the grounds for our requirement:
> "The Group should explore a minimal approach for specifying proper
> copyright licensing, which may require separate terms for specifying the
> holder of the copyright and the licensing terms."

To complement the answer from Tobias, I will point you towards the PLUS 
Coalition (Picture Licensing Universal System), http://www.useplus.com/ 
that has developed machine-readable license data for photos. I know that 
more and more news and photos stock agencies use this system. There are 
also application that produce and consume PLUS data (copyrights licenses 
available in RDF format and in human-readable format for the lawyers 'à 
la' creative commons) and directly generate invoices.
The MMSEM XG has established a formal liaison with this group and some 
past members were also in the board of the PLUS group.
Best regards.


Raphaël Troncy
CWI (Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science),
Kruislaan 413, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
e-mail: raphael.troncy@cwi.nl & raphael.troncy@gmail.com
Tel: +31 (0)20 - 592 4093
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