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Re: There's No Money in Linked Data

From: Pascal Hitzler <pascal.hitzler@wright.edu>
Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2013 13:47:44 -0400
Message-ID: <51AA33C0.5060409@wright.edu>
To: Sören Auer <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
CC: <semantic-web@w3.org>

On 6/1/2013 1:25 PM, Sören Auer wrote:
> Am 01.06.2013 19:11, schrieb Pascal Hitzler:
>>> PS: A few days I attended a talk by a German lawyer about data licensing
>>> and he said that if you publish your data on the Web without access
>>> control, it is (at least in Germany) not secured by any IPR and everyone
>>> can (without asking the publisher) use the data, republish it and do
>>> whatever with it as he pleases. If this is really true, at least for all
>>> Germans all data published as Linked Data on the Web without any license
>>> would be Open Data too ;-)
>> Soeren - concrete question. When does this German law apply, given that
>> the Web doesn't really have borders?
> If I'm a German (business) and use data published by a German (business)
> I'm always fine :-)
> In other cases at least nobody can sue me here for using data published
> on the Web, but you are right, I might not be able to travel everywhere
> anymore ;-)
> But joking aside: Google build a huge business around using texts from
> the Web, what's the problem with using data from the Web? We also should
> not always draw horror scenarios...

No but we need to respect business practice - see the example story in 
the paper.

Best Regards,


> Sören

Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
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