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Re: News industry requirement: action "license"

From: <cindy.lewis@me.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:53:32 -0500
Cc: public-odrl@w3.org
Message-id: <19DE971C-929E-4F71-8953-B693DF5E42F2@me.com>
To: Stephen Downes <stephen@downes.ca>
Dear Michael,

1. Do Rights Managed asset licenses fall under the scope of your test? If so, how will you express finite licenses--usage of an asset for a specific usage and period of time? Will use the word "Lease" in conjunction with a pre-defined usage term?

2. It seems to me that "Share", is a specific type of "Lease", under your terminology.

3. Why not use the word "License" instead of "Lease". It seems much clearer.


On Nov 9, 2012, at 6:40 AM, Stephen Downes <stephen@downes.ca> wrote:

> Hiya all,
> I would create four types of actions;
> - sell  
> - lease
> - share
> - give
> The 'share' action covers cases where use rigths are granted, with terms, but without compensation, and without transfer of title, as for example under Creative Commons.
> -- Stephen
> On 09/11/2012 5:58 AM, Michael Steidl (IPTC) wrote:
>> Hi ODRLers:
>> The RightsML group of IPTC is currently running an Experimental Phase of this standard which builds on ODRL.
>> One of the feedbacks is: how to express that content is licensed to a party:
>> -          The ODRL action “sell” defines that it is about trading an asset – which is understood by the legislation of many countries the a full transition of the ownership is executed. This is not the case for licensing.
>> -          The ODR action “lease” defines that an asset is made available for a fixed period of time. The licensing of news content is in most cases in perpetuity.
>> -          The ODR action “give” defines the period as “in perpetuity” – but “without exchange of value”, which is not the business model of most news providers ;-)
>> Please point at any existing actions with an appropriate definition or please think about adding this action to the ODRL vocabulary:
>> Name: license
>> Definition: The act of making available the asset to a third-party in perpetuity with exchange of value.
>> Thanks,
>> Michael
>> Michael Steidl
>> Managing Director of the IPTC [mdirector@iptc.org]
>> International Press Telecommunications Council 
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> -- 
> Stephen Downes
> Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
> stephen@downes.ca ~ http://www.downes.ca
> Free Learning
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