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= Licensing =
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<entry-title>Licensing</entry-title>
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This is a page for tracking the effort to develop means for authors and publishers to indicate licensing and attribution requirements about web pages and media (e.g. audio, video, images) that they create and publish, possibly within the context of a still in-development [[media-info]] microformat.
This is a page for tracking the effort to develop means for authors and publishers to indicate licensing and attribution requirements about web pages and media (e.g. audio, video, images) that they create and publish, possibly within the context of a still in-development [[media-info]] microformat.
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== Introduction ==
== Introduction ==
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<span style="float:left">[http://flickr.com/photos/tantek/262460832/ http://farm1.static.flickr.com/90/262460832_6638464deb_m.jpg] </span> While [[rel-license]] has successfully allowed publishers to semantically express licenses to their web pages since first introduced in [[history-of-microformats#2004|early 2004]], the need to express licenses for external resources and portions of web pages, as well as the possibility of expressing attribution requirements (if any) motivate the exploration of a new licensing microformat.
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Initially based on discussion captured [http://flickr.com/photos/tantek/262460832/ here] with a focus on the attribution requirements of Creative Commons licenses.
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The licensing microformat explorations are based on <span class="vevent"><span class="description">[http://flickr.com/photos/tantek/262460832/   a licensing microformat discussion on <span class="dtstart">2006-10-05</span>] between <span class="attendee vcard"><span class="fn">Tantek Çelik</span> (<span class="org">Technorati</span>)</span> and <span class="attendee vcard"><span class="fn">Mike Linksvayer</span> (<span class="org">Creative Commons</span>)</span> with a focus on the attribution requirements of Creative Commons licenses</span></span>. The [http://flickr.com/photos/tantek/262460832/ whiteboard results of those discussions] was captured in a photograph which is posted on Flickr.
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<span style="display:block;clear:both">&nbsp;</span>
=== Usecases hypothesis ===
=== Usecases hypothesis ===
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Current usecases hypothesis:
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* Human copyright owner expresses license and what is licensed
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* '''License''' that is used
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* Human viewer clearly understands what is licensed and how
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** Human copyright owner expresses license
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* Machine-precise semantic for what is licensed and how
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** Human viewer clearly understands what is the license being used
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** search engines
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** Machine-precise reference to the license
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** search engines discovering which license is used
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* '''What''' is licensed (whole page, part of page, external resource etc.)
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** Human copyright owner expresses what is licensed
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** Human viewer clearly understands what is licensed
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** Machine-precise semantic for what is licensed
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** search engines discovering what is licensed
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* '''How to attribute''' (if necessary)
** ability to generate attribution/reference
** ability to generate attribution/reference
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* Licensee (republisher or creator of derivative) expression of original's attribution and copyright notice requirements
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** Licensee (republisher or creator of derivative) expression of original's attribution and copyright notice requirements
** In the case of a derivative, also expression of all of the previous for the new work
** In the case of a derivative, also expression of all of the previous for the new work
=== 80% requirements ===
=== 80% requirements ===
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* State a work (any copyrightable thing, i.e., a "fixed expression") is available under a license
* State a work (any copyrightable thing, i.e., a "fixed expression") is available under a license
** simple [[rel-license]] works for web pages
** simple [[rel-license]] works for web pages
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=== 20% requirements ===
=== 20% requirements ===
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* Licensor waives attribution
* Licensor waives attribution
* Credit identifying the use of the Work in the Derivative Work (e.g., "French translation of the Work by Original Author," or "Screenplay based on original Work by Original Author").
* Credit identifying the use of the Work in the Derivative Work (e.g., "French translation of the Work by Original Author," or "Screenplay based on original Work by Original Author").
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== See also ==
== See also ==
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* [[licensing-examples]]
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* [[licensing-formats]]
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* [[licensing-brainstorming]]
* [[rel-license]] outside any other microformat denotes a license for a web page at that granularity.
* [[rel-license]] outside any other microformat denotes a license for a web page at that granularity.
* [[media-info]] is a likely candidate microformat for including licensing and attribution information.
* [[media-info]] is a likely candidate microformat for including licensing and attribution information.
* [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/legalcode CC Attribution license] section 4 lays out legal attribution requirements for users of CC licensed works.
* [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/legalcode CC Attribution license] section 4 lays out legal attribution requirements for users of CC licensed works.

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http://tr.im/uflcn

This is a page for tracking the effort to develop means for authors and publishers to indicate licensing and attribution requirements about web pages and media (e.g. audio, video, images) that they create and publish, possibly within the context of a still in-development media-info microformat.

Per the microformats process:

Contents

Introduction

262460832_6638464deb_m.jpg While rel-license has successfully allowed publishers to semantically express licenses to their web pages since first introduced in early 2004, the need to express licenses for external resources and portions of web pages, as well as the possibility of expressing attribution requirements (if any) motivate the exploration of a new licensing microformat.

The licensing microformat explorations are based on a licensing microformat discussion on 2006-10-05 between Tantek Çelik (Technorati) and Mike Linksvayer (Creative Commons) with a focus on the attribution requirements of Creative Commons licenses. The whiteboard results of those discussions was captured in a photograph which is posted on Flickr.  

Usecases hypothesis

Current usecases hypothesis:

80% requirements

20% requirements

See also

Licensing was last modified: Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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