Sunday, January 6, 2008

Creative Commons Licensing For Public Sector Information: Opportunities and Pitfalls

Many spatial products and services include public sector spatial data. Therefore, even though I have not yet read it, I wanted to pass on this report prepared by the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam, because I think the licensing of public sector data is an important one in spatial law. Let me know your thoughts.


Baden said...

Hi Kevin,

This is a great blog. Keep up the good work. Another CC licensing project is being undertaken by the Queensland Government in Australia. The Government Information Licensing Framework Project, undertaken by the Queensland Office of Economic and Statistical Research, and Queensland Spatial Information Council, with the law faculty of Queensland University of Technology is examining the use of Creative Commons licensing for geo-spatial and other data. One aspect of the project includes the injection of licences into the data..

Happy to provide further information if its of interest..



Baden said...

Further to my last comment...

Kevin said...


Thanks for the comment and the link. I would be very interested in seeing the results of the study. I am still trying to process all the information on the link that you sent - very impressive to say the least.