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Licences for EU public sector information

Submitted by Bernardo Parrella on Wed, 06/02/2008 - 03:42

In Netherlands the Institute for Information Law has released a research on the use of Creative Commons licenses for distribution of public sector information by government bodies.

This research has resulted in a report titled Creative Commons licensing for public sector information: Opportunities and pitfalls.

While the report focuses on the situation in the Netherlands it should be of interest to Creative Commons projects in other countries as well. Primarily because the Dutch regulatory framework for public sector information is derived from the European PSI directive and should thus be fairly similar to the regulatory framework in the rest of the EU countries.

This report makes a very well structured argument for the use of the least restrictive licenses and the Public Domain dedication for public sector information in the European context.

Download the full report in .pdf

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