DPLA Shares Proposed Metadata Licensing Policy During Board of Directors Meeting
The Digital Public Library of America held a Board Meeting yesterday. Full agenda here.
Meeting notes are now available.
During the meeting, John Palfrey and Paul Courant shared a proposed metadata sharing licensing policy.
Here it is.
- The DPLA asserts that metadata are not copyrightable, and that applying a license to them is not necessary.
- To the extent that the law determines a copyright interest exists, a CC0 license applies.
- The DPLA asserts no new rights over metadata at the DPLA level.
While individual transactions will likely need to take place between the DPLA and institutional content contributors, this policy is likely to result in the greatest interoperability.
Also of Note
John Palfrey stated that the DPLA’s application for non-profit status will be submitted this week, thanks to WilmerHale lawyers and others who have helped prepare it.
What else was discussed?
Direct to Complete Meeting Notes and Documents
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.