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Re: Size matters -- How big is the danged thing

From: Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 11:01:23 +1000
Message-ID: <a1be7e0e0811221701y60666718r4ca28b58cb30d02d@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Damian Steer" <d.steer@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
2008/11/23 Damian Steer <d.steer@bristol.ac.uk>

>
> On 22 Nov 2008, at 22:06, Peter Ansell wrote:
>
>>
>> On the point of licensing...  Why do more data sets not include links to
>> the
>> relevant copyright statements and/or licenses with cc:license [1] ,
>> dc:license etc.?
>>
>
> Creative commons often isn't appropriate in this area, since what we a
> talking about are collections of facts. The creative element is not in the
> content but the collection and arrangement of the facts, and the notion of
> 'ownership' is captured in database rights, rather than copyright. Happily
> Talis and others been looking at this area:
>
> <http://www.opendatacommons.org/>
>
> and particularly:
>
> <http://www.opendatacommons.org/odc-public-domain-dedication-and-licence/>
>
>
The difference goes completely over my head. Maybe I shouldn't delve into it
without expert help.

Cheers,

Peter
Received on Sunday, 23 November 2008 01:02:00 UTC

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