Re: LOD Data Sets, Licensing, and AWS

2009/6/24 Ian Davis <>

> On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 11:11 PM, Kingsley Idehen <>wrote:
>>> Using licensing to ensure the data providers URIs are always preserved
>>> delivers low cost and implicit attribution. This is what I believe CC-BY-SA
>>> delivers. There is nothing wrong with granular attribution if compliance is
>>> low cost. Personally, I think we are on the verge of an "Attribution
>>> Economy", and said economy will encourage contributions from a plethora of
>>> high quality data providers (esp. from the tradition media realm).
> Regardless of any attribution economy, CC-BY-SA is basically unenforceable
> for data so is not appropriate. You can't copyright the diameter of the
> moon.
> Ian

Interestingly, there is a large economy involved with patenting gene
sequences. Aren't they facts also? Why is patenting different to copyright
in this respect?



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