Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1096564
 
 

References (48)



 


 



Creative Commons Licensing for Public Sector Information - Opportunities and Pitfalls


Mireille Van Eechoud


University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law

Brenda Van der Wal


affiliation not provided to SSRN

January 2008


Abstract:     
The Creative Commons model seems an attractice instrument for public sector bodies that seek to enhance transparent access to their information, be it for purposes of democratic accountability or re-use for economic or other uses. This study examined that hypothesis and highlights the major opportunities and pitfalls of the Creative Commons model for public sector information. It assesses where there is a match between the creative commons model and the principles of freedom of information law and the European Union's Public Sector Information Directive (EC Directive 2003/98 on the re-use of public sector information) as implemented in the new chapter V-A of the Dutch Freedom of Information Act (Wet Openbaarheid van Bestuur). The assessment was made not only at the more principled, abstract level, but also at the level of the individual licensing terms. It is preceded by an analysis of government information as subject of intellectual property rights, under the Dutch Copyright Act and the Database Act.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 99

Keywords: freedom of information law, copyright, public sector information, government information, open licensing, creative commons

working papers series


Download This Paper

Date posted: February 24, 2008  

Suggested Citation

van Eechoud, Mireille and van der Wal, Brenda, Creative Commons Licensing for Public Sector Information - Opportunities and Pitfalls (January 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1096564 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1096564

Contact Information

Mireille M. M. Van Eechoud (Contact Author)
University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law ( email )
Kloveniersburgwal 48
Amsterdam, 1012CX
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://www.ivir.nl
Brenda Van der Wal
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 1,666
Downloads: 212
Download Rank: 79,394
References:  48
Paper comments
No comments have been made on this paper

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo8 in 0.312 seconds