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Licensing your library’s treasures 
Gwen Franck, Creative Commons, EIFL 
Dorota Kawęcka, CC Poland & Open GLAM 
ELAG 2014,...
Part 1: intellectual property
intellectual property 
copyright 
neighbouring rights 
database rights 
….
copyright
exclusive right of the creator for 
distribution and use of the work
only original material expressions 
are copyright protected
rule of thumb: death + 70
• “Hamlet” by Shakespeare 
• “Nightwatch” by Rembrandt van Rijn 
• 9th Symphony by Ludwig van Bethoveen 
• “Victory Boogie...
rule of thumb: everything before 1860 
is free of copyright 
everything after 1943 
is copyright protected
intellectual 
property 
= 
all rights reserved
neighbouring 
rights
database rights do not deal with content 
but with ordering/structure
always check your own 
jurisdiction
Public Domain
physical property 
≠ 
intellectual property
part 2: open licenses
“A piece of data or content is open if 
anyone is free to use, reuse, and 
redistribute it — subject only, at 
most, to th...
Attribution
attribution 
• provide the title of the work 
• provide the name of the creator 
• mention if the object has been altered ...
ShareAlike
NonCommercial
NoDerivatives
Public Domain Mark
Creative Commons 0
how to license your collections?
Metadata Content 
You are the rights 
holder 
Public Domain 
You are the rights 
holder 
Rights Holder is 
third party
how do I know? 
http://outofcopyright.eu/
title modification original work author of the new work license
title, author license, modification
Source: http://www.zofiarydet.com/en/photo?page=1&photo=zr_01_001_05
Source: http://www.zofiarydet.com/en/pages/copyright
Source: 
http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/436532? 
rpp=30&pg=1&rndkey=20140520&ao=on&ft=*&...
Source: https://www.getty.edu/about/opencontent.html
Source: http://www.pinterest.com/gettyresearch/what-was-left-behind/
Source: http://scorpiondagger.tumblr.com/post/87537285073
Source: http://scorpiondagger.tumblr.com/post/86942418913/w-sztuczne-fiolki
questions?
Thanks!
Licensing you library's treasures
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Licensing you library's treasures
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Presentation given with Gwen Franck during a workshop "Open Up! Licensing your library’s treasures" at ELAG Conference in Bath on 11-12 June 2014. Programme of the workshop: http://elag2014.org/programme/elag-2014-workshops/g-franck/

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Licensing you library's treasures

  1. 1. Licensing your library’s treasures Gwen Franck, Creative Commons, EIFL Dorota Kawęcka, CC Poland & Open GLAM ELAG 2014, Bath
  2. 2. Part 1: intellectual property
  3. 3. intellectual property copyright neighbouring rights database rights ….
  4. 4. copyright
  5. 5. exclusive right of the creator for distribution and use of the work
  6. 6. only original material expressions are copyright protected
  7. 7. rule of thumb: death + 70
  8. 8. • “Hamlet” by Shakespeare • “Nightwatch” by Rembrandt van Rijn • 9th Symphony by Ludwig van Bethoveen • “Victory Boogie-Woogie” by Mondriaan • “Eat Sleep Rave Repeat” by Fatboy Slim • doodle on a napkin
  9. 9. rule of thumb: everything before 1860 is free of copyright everything after 1943 is copyright protected
  10. 10. intellectual property = all rights reserved
  11. 11. neighbouring rights
  12. 12. database rights do not deal with content but with ordering/structure
  13. 13. always check your own jurisdiction
  14. 14. Public Domain
  15. 15. physical property ≠ intellectual property
  16. 16. part 2: open licenses
  17. 17. “A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike.” opendefinition.org
  18. 18. Attribution
  19. 19. attribution • provide the title of the work • provide the name of the creator • mention if the object has been altered • provide the name of the license and a link to the deed • provide the name of the source and link to that source
  20. 20. ShareAlike
  21. 21. NonCommercial
  22. 22. NoDerivatives
  23. 23. Public Domain Mark
  24. 24. Creative Commons 0
  25. 25. how to license your collections?
  26. 26. Metadata Content You are the rights holder Public Domain You are the rights holder Rights Holder is third party
  27. 27. how do I know? http://outofcopyright.eu/
  28. 28. title modification original work author of the new work license
  29. 29. title, author license, modification
  30. 30. Source: http://www.zofiarydet.com/en/photo?page=1&photo=zr_01_001_05
  31. 31. Source: http://www.zofiarydet.com/en/pages/copyright
  32. 32. Source: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/436532? rpp=30&pg=1&rndkey=20140520&ao=on&ft=*&who=Vincent+van+Gogh&pos=4 http://www.metmuseum.org/research/image-resources
  33. 33. Source: https://www.getty.edu/about/opencontent.html
  34. 34. Source: http://www.pinterest.com/gettyresearch/what-was-left-behind/
  35. 35. Source: http://scorpiondagger.tumblr.com/post/87537285073
  36. 36. Source: http://scorpiondagger.tumblr.com/post/86942418913/w-sztuczne-fiolki
  37. 37. questions?
  38. 38. Thanks!

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