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Content License Expression?

From: Benjamin Young <bigbluehat@hypothes.is>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 14:31:00 -0500
Message-ID: <CAE3H5FJpbqZuMnbD4GBkX91eEz_emj_qt674GkXfcUU_Sq9tog@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C Public Annotation List <public-annotation@w3.org>
Hi all,

Should we specify a method for stating the license of quotations in
relation to TextQuoteSelector (rashly assuming a license can be
programmatically found for the target's contents)?

Relatedly, I'm also wondering if we need this ability for the annotation
and/or bodies themselves (if they're inlined at least).

For instance, publicly visibile Hypothes.is annotation are released under
the terms of the CreativeCommons.org CC0 license (essentially "Public
Domain"). That said, we don't currently express that in the JSON anywhere
(but would like too!), and if/when we do that, it would be best to *not*
unintentionally state that the highlighted text (which is included in the
TextQuoteSelector) be considered to be under that same license.

We certainly accommodate this granularity now (with the improved multiple
bodies work), but do we need to specify it explicitly? or leave that up to
other vocabularies and implementations to work out?

Developer Advocate
Received on Wednesday, 4 November 2015 19:31:31 UTC

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