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Presentation on legal aspects of open government data to FEDICT in Brussels on 26th January 2011.

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    Legal aspects of Open Government Data Legal aspects of Open Government Data Presentation Transcript

    • 2011/01/26/Brussels/FEDICTLegal aspects ofOpen Government DataJonathan GrayOpen Knowledge Foundation
    • data.gov.uk
    • data.gov.[...]
    • 28 data catalogues
    • publicdata.eu
    • What is open government data?
    • Re-use
    • From legal uncertainty...
    • … to legal clarity.
    • Open data: free for anyone to reuse orredistribute for any purpose
    • use reuse“open” = redistribution commercial reuse C derivative works “do what you like” may require: - attribution - sharing back
    • opendefinition.org
    • Why?
    • Unlocking social and economic value
    • Two metaphors:Soil Pipes
    • How?
    • What kinds of legal issues?
    • Isnt it all really complicated?
    • PSI DirectiveDatabase DirectiveCopyright LawCompetition LawPrivacy LawFOI Law
    • From point of view of user: - Maximise reusability - Minimise restrictions
    • Keep It Simple
    • There are rights
    • Hence you need to give permission
    • A.Use an existing license/legal tool
    • Public Domain (no rights reserved)- Public Domain Dedication & License (PDDL)- Creative Commons Zero (CC0)Attribution (you must give credit)- Open Data Commons Attribution (ODC -BY)- Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)Sharealike (you must share back)- Open Data Commons Attribution-Sharealike (ODbL)- Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike (CC-BY-SA)
    • B.Create your own license/legal tool
    • “Public data will be released under thesame open licence which enablesfree reuse, including commercialreuse – all data should be under thesame easy to understand licence.” Public Data Principles data.gov.uk
    • Make sure it is “open” as in opendefinition.org
    • Re-use
    • jonathan.gray@okfn.orghttp://twitter.com/jwyg
    • Image credits Images by Otto Neurath and the Isotype Institute from Fulltable Pierre Vivants Traffic Light Tree by William Warby The Green Light by Ted Percival Plumbing bits by cmurtaugh Mount Fear East London by Abigail Reynolds Compost 06/08/2007 by suavehouse113 These slides are available under a Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike License. While most images are available under an open license (see above) some are used for illustrative purposes and rights may be reserved by their creators.