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

From: Jodi Schneider <jodi.schneider@deri.org>
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2011 20:39:46 +0100
Cc: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>, public-xg-lld@w3.org
Message-Id: <3A8D6D0D-23B5-4736-BA57-3B52D5BD1314@deri.org>
To: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
"as complex restrictions only complicate the re-use of data in a Linked Data environment. "

In fact *any* restrictions (not just complex ones) complicate the re-use of data. So I'd suggest strengthening this by removing 'complex'.

-Jodi

On 4 Sep 2011, at 18:07, Tom Baker wrote:

> 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
> section.
> 
> 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...?
> 
> Tom
> 
> [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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