Questions tagged [licensing]

Licensing Open Data is the act of granting (or not granting) authoritative permission or license to others.

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What's the license of MIMIC-III?

What's the license of MIMIC-III, if any? I could only find the MIMIC II Clinical Database Restricted Data Use Agreement, which I copy below: If I am granted access to the MIMIC II Clinical ...
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Non commercial use of nfl team logos from Wikipedia

I am about to publish some use cases for an open source visualization I did for hierarchical data. One use case is sports data, e.g. visualizing the super bowl play by play. I would like to use the ...
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Commercial use of a model derived from NC-licensed data?

Say you want to use data to train a machine learning model to solve some task. What if the data is published under a Creative Commons license with the Non-Commercial module? Clearly, you cannot put ...
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Is there a difference between open data and public data?

I was wondering if there were differences between "open data" and "public data"? In this SE group, the two terms seem to be used interchangeably, but I feel that they are not interchangeable. This ...
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How to embed licenses within SVG?

This is a split refactored from an older post containing too many questions about licenses in SVG Tiny 1.2 using RDFa as suggested by Patrick Hoefler. See also question Interest of double lincenses CC-...
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Open data sets and commercial usage

If you train a machine learning model from publicly available (Open) data sets such as COCO or VOC (which have there own respective licenses), can you use that model for commercial purposes?
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Publicly aviailable data sets, training and commerical usage

If you train a machine learning model from publicly available (Open) data sets such as COCO or VOC (which have there own respective licenses concerning commercial usage), can you use that model for ...
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List of all different data license types and their respective restrictions?

I was hoping someone knew where I could get a master list of licences commonly used for datasets and the restrictions that each license imposes. Something like { "Public Domain": { "...
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GovData.de license zero-2-0

Does this license have to be passed on (I don't have the technical term), if the licensed data is used or passed on? https://www.govdata.de/dl-de/zero-2-0 Data licence Germany - Zero - Version 2.0 ...
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Where to upload media not yet compatible with Wikimedia Commons licenses? (“open dark archive”)

I took many pictures of modern art paintings at a museum. I uploaded the public domain ones to Wikimedia Commons, and wonder to what website I could upload the others. Requirements: The website ...
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Are there general terms of service or licenses for ESRI's ArcGIS FeatureServer?

Is it reasonable to assume publicly accessible data on ESRI ArcGIS FeatureServer is (or can be used as) open data? For example, Boston has a number of FeatureServer instances such as this one, but on ...
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Using Google Maps Data

Is it possible to obtain a dataset of all search results in a google maps search? For example: if I want a list of all gas stations in Chicago, complete with addresses, store name, latitude-longitude ...
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Is the Foundational Model of Anatomy Ontology an Open Data that can incorporated in other Open Databases?

At the moment I'm investigating the state of anatomical knowledge on Wikipedia/Wikidata. I noticed that the Foundational Model of Anatomy has a lot of useful data and while the ID's are usually ...
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Licensing of machine learning tool trained on open data

The broad question is: how are the licensing terms for a classifier that is trained with open annotated (or manually annotated) data? I am trying to train a dependency parser for German text with ...
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Seeking License Fees / Restrictions for MapQuest Light (OSM) Basemap

Can anyone direct me to a link that has the Usage Agreement / Licensing Fees / User Restrictions or metadata for a basemap called MapQuest Light (OSM)? To View the Basemap, it can be found on this ...
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Are Creative Commons licenses suitable for data?

Since OpenStreetMap has migrated from CC BY-SA to the newly created ODbL for its database, I have lived under the impression that the CC-family of licenses are - at least - not ideal for use with data....
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Can an image licensed under CC BY-NC-ND be used in free application

I've found an application which shares art for free. Recently I was served with an image which seems to licensed under CC BY-NC-ND. Is this legal? I mean is a free application always considered ...
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The “right to mine” and scraping the web in EU

Sorry for the somewhat general question, to which the answers necessary depend on the country of operation and necessarily are also subject to become obsolete at some point. But I think it to be quite ...
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Types of license for OpenData

In order to release the data as open it should come with a license. In the open world, there are differente licenses for different purposes (GPL, MIT, BSD licenses for Software - OpenSource; Creative ...
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SPARQL federation and attribution licenses?

Many public datasets are published under licenses that require attribution, such as CC-BY. If I have a public SPARQL endpoint, and allow federated queries to access data from such endpoint, that means ...
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Does this violate copyright of music/lyrics/sound?

So, we are beginning to create a Karaoke app. And we have few queries in the copyrights aspect. We would like to have these cleared before we get any further with our app's development. The decided ...
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Data License Model for “Use, don't share”?

Is there a data license model which allows private usage but not sharing/publishing results or further sharing of the data? The reason: I am an open source software developer and in case of user bug ...
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CC-SA (without BY) has been “Retired”, but I want to use it anyway. Recommendations?

I would like to release some content (graphics, text, and print designs), letting people reuse them with or without modifications. I don't require attribution, but I do want modified versions to also ...
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Where can I find the source code for Liferay Sync?

Liferay is an enterprise portal software. One of its components is Liferay Sync. QUESTION: Where can I find the source code of Liferay Sync? Unlike other Liferay components, it does not seem to be ...
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Examples and experiences of text and datamining use of open data?

I am currently working on a research project that looks at the barriers and best practices when it comes to text and datamining. www.FutureTDM.eu Do you have any experience with this in relation to ...
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Is iTunes api free for commercial use?

I am making an android app in which I am using music artists images from iTunes. Am I allowed to do this if I make money from this app? If not what are other free APIs which I can use for this purpose?...
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A license catalog project with RDF description, exist?

(Edit after first answer to avoid cross-post) Popular public copyright licenses like GPL3, MIT, Apache2, CC-BY-SA3, etc. have official human-readable texts, and, I suppose, in nowadays, have also ...
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Are coordinates of pixel clicked on Google Maps reusable?

Let's say Joe wants to add the coordinates of the Eiffel Tower to OpenStreetMap. Joe opens Google Maps, enters "Eiffel Tower" in the search box. The Eiffel Tower appears at the center of the map. Joe ...
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Can I put a CC BY-SA photo in a non CC BY-SA work?

Assuming there are no copyright restrictions on the subject, can I insert a CC BY-SA photo as a figure in another work, for example an academic paper, that is not itself CC BY-SA? (Somewhere along ...
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Where can I find a part-of-speech corpus free for commercial use?

I'm looking to teach myself more about NLP. I started with NLTK and I see that it has potential to eventually become something I could get paid for. From there, my journey continued to reading this ...
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What equivalent license for CC SA without BY? Share-alike but no attribution

I would like to publish my pictures, and the license that I like most is CC BY-SA... except that I don't care about attribution. So, what license should I use? Requirements: Exactly like CC BY-SA 3....
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What gives people the right to license factual data?

Data sets, databases, or APIs we can find these days are either licensed openly or commercially. I'm a bit confused as to how the publishers / owners / compilers are rightfully licensing these factual ...
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Google translate english monolingual definitions

Is google translate monolingual definitions open for commercial use? Am I violating intellectual property to use english words definitions in my english quiz app?
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Context-aware dataset of movies or music

Looking for access to context aware dataset(s) of movies or music. Context aware dataset should contain user related information, such as user gender, mood, time, social, location, weather, emotions ...
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Hyperloop; Which Open-Source License did Musk choose?

Which Open-Source license did Elon Musk choose for the Hyperloop?
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Legality of using data against terms

Perhaps a bit off-topic, but this is the only relevant SE forum. I sometimes come across RSS feeds with terms and conditions attached, such as one example permitting use for app-development (that ...
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License of NOAA hourly temperature data

I would like use historic hourly temperature data (Integrated Surface Global Hourly Data, DSI-3505) available from NOAA. Using NOAA's Climate Data Online mapping tool, I select the weather stations in ...
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UN/LOCODE Copyright Status

Presumably the UN intended UN/LOCODE to be used, but there doesn't seem to be any information regarding its copyright or licensing. Does anyone know under what license it's distributed?
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What to do when license statements conflict?

Sometimes, data is listed as "open data", yet also has copyright statements that don't mention any permitted reuse. If the "data owner" is not responsive, what's the best way to determine if the data ...
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What open data about tunes and melodies exist? Do copyrights apply here?

If someone wants to write a program to recognise songs by melody (mobile apps like that exist), one would need some huge data sample for this. I'm wondering whether something like this exists (at ...
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Is it possible to use CKAN for commercial use?

Does anyone know if it's possible to use CKAN for commercial use?
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Suggested formats for open data documents

I work for a software company and am thinking about publishing our training manuals as open (creative commons) licensed documents, so that others can use them, edit them, and derive new products/...
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Interest of double licenses CC-BY-SA + ODbL for SVG maps

This is a split refactored from an older post containing too many questions about licenses in SVG Tiny 1.2 using RDFa as suggested by Patrick Hoefler. See also question Embed two licenses within SVG. ...
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Should we open our data?

Our company runs a business similar to Yelp but limited to a regional area. Currently we are thinking of licencing our Point of Interest database under a free licence. Of course that would mean that ...
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What are the legal uses of the data from livingwage.mit.edu?

What are the legal uses of this data? For example, could I design a non-for-profit service using this data, a for-profit application that I sell subscriptions to, or a spreadsheet that I use myself ...
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How I can get list of licenses used in Data.gov?

I'm investigating what licenses are used in Data.gov portal. How I can get the list of the licenses from the portal?
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How do I license a work with CC license version X “or later”?

When licensing software under the GPL, you can (optionally) add an "or later" clause to the license version. So "GPLv2 or later" can be incorporated into a GPLv3 work, for example. Is there a ...
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License for data product of music lyrics?

I am interested in doing some natural language processing on copyrighted song lyrics. I saw a related project here, http://rappers.mdaniels.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/ who used rap.genius....
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Data Licenses for US Government Data not in data.gov

I want to know when commercial use of US government data is permitted and for what uses. Below, there are 5 questions that I have for 4 different primary data sources. So far, I have seen the data ...
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No-attribution open license, applicable to documentation

I am choosing a license for a number of documents. I want a license that: allows reuse/modification even for commercial purposes does not require attribution Forces re-users to keep the same level ...