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Re: There's No Money in Linked Data

From: Pascal Hitzler <pascal.hitzler@wright.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 23:30:57 -0400
Message-ID: <519998F1.7000100@wright.edu>
To: Samuel Rose <samuel.rose@gmail.com>
CC: <public-lod@w3.org>


On 5/17/2013 10:32 PM, Samuel Rose wrote:
> On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 10:15 PM, Pascal Hitzler
> <pascal.hitzler@wright.edu> wrote:
>> We just finished a piece indicating serious legal issues regarding the
>> commercialization of Linked Data - this may be of general interest, hence
>> the post. We hope to stimulate discussions on this issue (hence the
>> provokative title).
>>
>> Available from
>> http://knoesis.wright.edu/faculty/pascal/pub/nomoneylod.pdf
>>
>> Abstract.
>> Linked Data (LD) has been an active research area for more than 6 years and
>> many aspects about publishing, retrieving, linking, and cleaning Linked Data
>> have been investigated. There seems to be a broad and general agreement that
>> in principle LD datasets can be very useful for solving a wide variety of
>> problems ranging from practical industrial analytics to highly specific
>> research problems. Having these notions in mind, we started exploring the
>> use of notable LD datasets such as DBpedia, Freebase, Geonames and others
>> for a commercial application. However, it turns out that using these
>> datasets in realistic settings is not always easy. Surprisingly, in many
>> cases the underlying issues are not technical but legal barriers erected by
>> the LD data publishers. In this paper we argue that these barriers are often
>> not justified, detrimental to both data publishers and users, and are often
>> built without much consideration of their consequences.
>>
>> Authors:
>> Prateek Jain, Pascal Hitzler, Krzysztof Janowicz, Chitra Venkatramani
>>
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> Thanks, Pascal and co. Very useful!
>
> It seems the suggestion here is to release under public domain for the
> greatest freedom?

Well, yes, but the devil is in the details, e.g. if the data is derived 
from other data or websites, which might not have been so released ...

Pascal.


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>> --
>> Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
>> Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
>> pascal@pascal-hitzler.de   http://www.knoesis.org/pascal/
>> Semantic Web Textbook: http://www.semantic-web-book.org
>> Semantic Web Journal: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net
>>
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-- 
Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
pascal@pascal-hitzler.de   http://www.knoesis.org/pascal/
Semantic Web Textbook: http://www.semantic-web-book.org
Semantic Web Journal: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net
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