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Re: "Foster a discussion about Open Data and rights"

From: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2011 13:07:23 -0400
To: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Cc: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110904170723.GA16298@julius>
On Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at 07:58:34AM -0700, Karen Coyle wrote:
> Rights owners must be informed about the impact rights restrictions
> on metadata use in order to make appropriate decisions for their own
> metadata.

Okay, though focusing on metadata makes the point a bit more specific than
"Foster a discussion about Open Data and rights" - the UK guidelines cited [2]
refer to data, even if "bibliographic" data is the focus of that particular

How about [1]:

    In defining rights for data, rights owners must consider the impact of
    usage restrictions, as complex restrictions only complicate the re-use
    of data in a Linked Data environment.  It makes sense to seek agreement about
    rights and licensing at the level of library consortia or even on a
    national or international scale. (For an example, see the
    [http://obd.jisc.ac.uk/rights-and-licensing Rights and Licensing] section
    of the [http://obd.jisc.ac.uk/ Open Bibliographic Data Guide] for UK
    higher-education libraries.)

I'm also wondering whether "Rights in Licensing" should be in quotes, and 
uppercase (as in the original), with "Open Bibliographic Data Guide" (a "book"
title) in italics...?


[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Draft_recommendations_page_take2&diff=6126&oldid=6118
[2] http://obd.jisc.ac.uk/rights-and-licensing
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