ISSUE-61 (licenseOrRights): dct:license vs. dct:rights [DCAT]

ISSUE-61 (licenseOrRights): dct:license vs. dct:rights [DCAT]

Raised by: Richard Cyganiak
On product: DCAT

Last Call comment from Jeni Tennison:

In Europe, data publishers have both copyright and database rights over the data that they publish, and may have to reference more than one licence as a result. In addition, there is often extra information that supplements the licence to enable reusers to fulfil it, such as the attribution that they have to provide when they reuse. Having a single link to a licence and not having a mechanism to give this supplementary information might be too simplistic.

So, I wonder whether it would be better to incorporate dct:rights than dct:license, and link to a rights statement that would include licensing and attribution information both for the copyright and for the database right if there is one.

I note that in CKAN the link to the licence uses the relation dct:rights. The only things related to licensing in are around attribution (I believe this is because all US government data is public domain).

Received on Friday, 12 April 2013 16:46:45 UTC