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Legal Standards: Boring, Necessary
Legal Standards: Boring, Necessary
Legal Standards: Boring, Necessary
Legal Standards: Boring, Necessary
Legal Standards: Boring, Necessary
Legal Standards: Boring, Necessary
Legal Standards: Boring, Necessary
Legal Standards: Boring, Necessary
Legal Standards: Boring, Necessary
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Legal Standards: Boring, Necessary

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This is a short presentation given at the 2013 Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon) in Geneva, Switzerland. It was a part of the panel on open data standards.

This is a short presentation given at the 2013 Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon) in Geneva, Switzerland. It was a part of the panel on open data standards.

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  • 1. Legal Standards: Boring, Necessary Timothy Vollmer | Creative Commons | @tvol
  • 2. Common Legal Principles
  • 3. ●  License free ●  Public domain ●  No restrictions on use ●  CC0 ●  Most open licensing terms available ●  CC BY is default ●  Enable free reuse, including commercial ●  Open Definition is baseline ●  all about minimizing restriction, maximizing reuse! Common Legal Principles
  • 4. Why legal standards in the first place?
  • 5. ●  Legal clarity ●  Or else! chilling effects ●  Legal problems = huge timesuck ●  Make it invisible ●  Posting online not enough ●  Put in PD or attach license ●  Machine-readable license ●  It’s not so difficult! Why legal standards in the first place?
  • 6. What is enabled by clarifying legal standards?
  • 7. ●  Efficient reuse by all, esp gov’t ●  Effective gov’t spending; maximize investments ●  Citizen participation, collaboration, transparency ●  Promote creativity, innovation, unexpected uses and applications ●  Spur economic activity ●  Example: Europeana - http://pro.europeana.eu/case- studies-edm What is enabled by clarifying legal standards?
  • 8. Challenges and the future
  • 9. PDDL ●  Public domain = problems solved ●  Even better: harmonize limitations & exceptions ●  Ongoing “license envy” ●  So be it, but keep out “poison” clauses that kill interoperability ●  Example: OGL 2.0 ●  Good moves: Open Definition WG, LAPSI 2.0 Challenges and the future or
  • 10. Graphics Credits ●  Policy Icon - by The Noun Project - Public Domain ●  Question Icon - by Rémy Médard, from The Noun Project - CC BY ●  Stamp Icon - by Marino Cagnina, from The Noun Project - CC BY ●  Big Idea Icon - Public Domain ●  Puzzle Icon - by John O’Shea, from the Noun Project - CC BY This work is dedicated to the public domain. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. Attribution is optional, but if desired, please attribute to Creative Commons.

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