Open Data Licensing     OKCon 2011, Berlin, 1st JulyJordan Hatcher      Timothy Vollmer Open Data Commons
© Copyright 2010. All Rights Reserved.
● lawyers                     ● moneyopen licensing   <   ● paperwork                     ● time
OpenDataCommons.org    Legal tools for Open Data
Legal solutions for open data:(some options)  Creative Commons    ● CC0 and public domain assertion tool    ● CC licenses ...
Six CC licences ● Attribution (BY) ● Attribution | No Derivatives (BY-ND) ● Attribution | Non-Commercial | No Derivatives ...
Creative Commons and open data[bases] ● Develops, supports, stewards legal and tech   infrastructure for sharing on web ● ...
Why the extra care about data[bases] now? ● explosion in data sharing; if permitted uses not clear,   chaos rules ● in gen...
Ongoing interoperability challenges ● incompatible open licenses (copyleft mostly) ● proliferation of semi-custom terms ● ...
CC license version 4.0 ● process starting soon; need your help ● will address big and small; "future proof" the   licenses...
+Open Knowledge  Foundation
cooperation andcoordination
education andusability
consensus principles
license interoperability
Open Data Licensing     OKCon 2011, Berlin, 1st JulyJordan Hatcher      Timothy Vollmer Open Data Commons
Farmhouse with Silos HDR by ajagendorf25 CC-BYhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/ajagendorf25/3033960008/Question mark and arrow...
CC and OKF presentation at OKCon 2011
CC and OKF presentation at OKCon 2011
CC and OKF presentation at OKCon 2011
CC and OKF presentation at OKCon 2011
CC and OKF presentation at OKCon 2011
CC and OKF presentation at OKCon 2011
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A joint presentation by Timothy Vollmer from CC and Jordan Hatcher from Open Knowledge Foundation at the OKCon 2011. July 1, 2011. Berlin.

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CC and OKF presentation at OKCon 2011

  1. 1. Open Data Licensing OKCon 2011, Berlin, 1st JulyJordan Hatcher Timothy Vollmer Open Data Commons
  2. 2. © Copyright 2010. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. ● lawyers ● moneyopen licensing < ● paperwork ● time
  4. 4. OpenDataCommons.org Legal tools for Open Data
  5. 5. Legal solutions for open data:(some options) Creative Commons ● CC0 and public domain assertion tool ● CC licenses --> only CC-BY or CC-BY-SA Open Data Commons ● Public Domain Dedication and License (PDDL) ● Attribution only (Open Data Commons - BY) ● Open Database License (ODbL) (+ DbCL)
  6. 6. Six CC licences ● Attribution (BY) ● Attribution | No Derivatives (BY-ND) ● Attribution | Non-Commercial | No Derivatives (BY-NC-ND) ● Attribution | Non-Commercial (BY-NC) ● Attribution | Non-Commercial | Share Alike (BY-NC-SA) ● Attribution | Share Alike (BY-SA)
  7. 7. Creative Commons and open data[bases] ● Develops, supports, stewards legal and tech infrastructure for sharing on web ● 2010: 400M ● includes licensing and PD solutions for data[bases] ● people have licensed data[bases] under CC since 2001
  8. 8. Why the extra care about data[bases] now? ● explosion in data sharing; if permitted uses not clear, chaos rules ● in general increasing adoption of licensing solutions for data[bases] ○ CC licenses, CC0, PDDL, ODC-BY, ODbL ● primary threat = not sharing/proprietary data ● what should CCs role be? shift from tool supplier to commons steward ● if yes, put global scalability, interoperability, standards at front
  9. 9. Ongoing interoperability challenges ● incompatible open licenses (copyleft mostly) ● proliferation of semi-custom terms ● use of non-open public licenses (NC, ND) ● no licensing, ad hoc sharing, no sharing...and related ● CC licenses inadequately address sui generis database rights; thus entered ODC, OGL, etc. ● communications/perception problem that CC not appropriate for data ● many agree: publicly funded science should be PD
  10. 10. CC license version 4.0 ● process starting soon; need your help ● will address big and small; "future proof" the licenses ● top of interoperability "fix list" is sui generis db rights handling ● licensing db rights, like copyright, to extent applies-- this is one option, and needs extreme care ● many CC affiliate stakeholders ● Warsaw Sept 2011 = CC Global Summit
  11. 11. +Open Knowledge Foundation
  12. 12. cooperation andcoordination
  13. 13. education andusability
  14. 14. consensus principles
  15. 15. license interoperability
  16. 16. Open Data Licensing OKCon 2011, Berlin, 1st JulyJordan Hatcher Timothy Vollmer Open Data Commons
  17. 17. Farmhouse with Silos HDR by ajagendorf25 CC-BYhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/ajagendorf25/3033960008/Question mark and arrowCC-BY laurkgibbshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/38299630@N05/3635356091/All other trademarks are copyright / trademark their respective owners. Some works mayappear here under exceptions or exclusions to copyright and trademark law such as fair use /fair dealing and are not covered by the CC license over this work and these exclusions orexceptions may not apply to you.
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