[okfn-discuss] Crown Commons?
kingzcid3 at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 11 18:21:32 BST 2009
Hmmmm. Haven't heard this exact terminology used before (i.e. 'Crown Commons' licenses). This isn't related to the recent announcement by Tom Watson MP of the government's inetention overhaul the crown copyright rules, is it? Here's an exceprt from his recent speech (at the NESTA / UNESCO Public Service Media 2009 Conference) on this.
"The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) has looked again at the restrictions of Crown Copyright, and now a licence will automatically be granted to anyone wanting to use the information rather than having to apply beforehand.
“This will makes things easier for the kind of innovative individuals who entered Show Us a Better Way to access the data they need to create brilliant new applications.
“OPSI has also shown how Government can publish in a 'web-friendly' way rather than just as PDFs, and I want to see this approach rolled out across Government."
More at: http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&ID=78308&&keywords=crown%20copyright
Hope this is of use.
> Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 18:00:32 +0100
> From: rufus.pollock at okfn.org
> To: andy at kaplan-myrth.ca
> CC: okfn-discuss at lists.okfn.org
> Subject: Re: [okfn-discuss] Crown Commons?
> 2009/6/11 Andy Kaplan-Myrth <andy at kaplan-myrth.ca>:
> > Reading the Cabinet Office blog post on Berners-Lee helping the UK
> > with open information, I note that it mentions developing "'Crown
> > Commons' licenses".
> Have to say I'm not entirely sure here. The UK already has a pretty
> good and "open" click-use license for crown copyright material:
> This is increasingly widely used and, for example, for all the
> national statistics material.
> > Does anybody know any more details about that, and whether there has
> > been any work done on that in the UK already? It's an area of interest
> > to us in Canada. Last month the Canadian House of Commons procedures
> > committee created a limited licence on "the proceedings of the House
> > of Commons and its Committees" and we hope it will be a starting
> > point to build a Crown Commons type of licence here
> >  http://bit.ly/crowncommonscanada
> > Any insight into the status of that initiative in the UK or elsewhere
> > would be welcome!
> My guess is that the click-use license just mentioned is what you are
> looking for, though not being very cognizant of the Canadian situation
> I may be wrong. I'd therefore be very interested to hear your feedback
> once you'd taken a look at the license itself.
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