You can use factbook for data. A simple google search can get you raw json or csv.
Officially you can use their tool :
or download data directly from CIA website :
Previous answer :
The links are dead - looks like data has been removed without any notice.
Creative Commons sure seems to think so; they just launched a new initiative called open business models:
Open Business Models – Call For Participation
Open Business Models, Open Data, and the Public Interest
Open Data tags found on Creative Commons site:
Assuming you comply with the license as regards attribution and labelling (ie, you indicate the author + the license in an appropriate way, such as an image caption) then you are free to do this.
The CC license distinguishes between "derivative works"(1a), which need to get the CC-BY-SA license, and "collective works" (1c), which don't. Including one CC-BY-...
For factbook data which has been parsed into numbers / arrays etc (unlike any existing projects which store all values as strings) have a look at https://github.com/iancoleman/cia_world_factbook_api#data
There's some explanation of the project at https://iancoleman.github.io/exploring-the-cia-world-factbook/
Disclaimer: I am the maintainer of that project.
Without pretending to legal expertise which I do not possess, the best answer I can give is maybe. Note that the definition of NonCommercial is defined as follows:
NonCommercial means not primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or monetary compensation.
This is not really an "open data" question, but...
The answer is "you are not allowed to do this"; Japan does not allow commercial photography of otherwise copyrighted artistic works in public places, and the CC-BY-SA license allows commercial reuse, so the two are incompatible.
The best resource for this sort of question is the (alarmingly comprehensive) ...
This is not RDFa, but rather embedded RDF/XML, which is allowed by the SVG Tiny 1.2 Specification.
There are the following errors:
in lines 26, 29 and 30, 33. The former is a property, the latter is a class.
<cc:attributionName rdf:resource="Laurent Notarianni and LittleMap.org" />
I don't agree with your conclusion completely in one respect:
I think there is a scenario where you can use CC BY-NC-ND (version 3 or 4) data and still stick to the license restrictions if you:
Use it for a non-profit/ non-commercial use case such as a web offering by a public body or an NGO
You do not change any of the triples in this data set
You do not ...
flickr and wikimedia sound like your best bet. both have apis too (i know you know), although i'm not familiar with wikimedia's at all. both you may want to confirm, for size and content
flickr commons search
flickr size api questions
For the US, the US Government provides a large stock of public domain photos for geographic locations and historic sites. You can find them at:
Here's the US Government's link to public domain images for Science.
While I don't feel particularly authoritative, I hate to see a question with several votes go completely unanswered for so long, so I'll take a crack.
Unfortunately, I am pretty sure this is not an area with wide adoption. Several google searches have this very question among the top hits. So there doesn't seem to be a lot of prior art to go on.
There does ...
I believe that a copy is also a kind of adaptation (opposite is not true, obviously).
And yes you can take a CC-BY-SA 3.0 work and publish your "adaptation" as CC-BY-SA 4.0:
The CC-BY-SA 3.0 license says:
You may Distribute or Publicly Perform an Adaptation only under the terms of: (i) this License; (ii) a later version of this License with the same ...
The problem with using the CC SA license is that it hasn't been updated since v1.0. The rest of the CC licenses are up to v4.0 now, and the new versions have cleared up a lot of issues and ambiguities in the legal text of the license.
One of the conditions of every ShareAlike license is that the person reusing the content must include a note mentioning the ...
Take a look at Marineregions.org, specifically look under IHO Sea Areas. These are boundaries of oceans and seas as defined by the International Hyrdographic Association. When you go to download it you'll be prompted to supply a name and email address, but the site is non-profit and run by a marine institute in Belgium.
I went ahead and downloaded it to ...
As a researcher I would tend towards this being fair use. Within the academic world, articles that are distributed under strong copyright laws prevent others from doing things such as reusing figures and tables. It does not however prevent another researcher from adapting their methods to a specific and even similar use-case.
I'm obviously not a lawyer but ...
IANAL, but I would see a SPARQL end-point as either an adaption or collection, and CC-BY states in section 4b:
[...] The credit required by this Section 4 (b) may be implemented in any reasonable manner; provided, however, that in the case of a Adaptation or Collection, at a minimum such credit will appear, if a credit for all contributing authors of the ...
I think you should use the OBDL license on your endpoint. State this for the "Contents" providers:
We do not claim any rights over the information we receive from our
sources, and attribute them whenever possible. This is known as the
"Contents" in the ODbL license.
Then the points 2.4 and 4.4 in the ODBL license cover relationship to Content and ...
Consider the Public Domain Mark, CC0, (longer details), except is doesn't include the Share-Alike
When a work is in the public domain, it is free for use by anyone for any purpose without restriction under copyright law. Public domain is the purest form of open/free, since no one owns or controls the material in any way.
CC BY-SA 4.0 states that "The Adapter’s License You apply must be a Creative Commons license with the same License Elements, this version or later, or a BY-SA Compatible License." Similar clauses can be found since CC 2.0.
Let's give this a try then.
1. To allow people inserting our data into OSM, do we require to use ODbL?
Not necessarily. This is what OSM has to say on the topic:
We are only interested in 'free' data. We must be able to release the data with our OpenStreetMap License. Obviously we are allowed to use public domain data sources, of which there are quite a ...
I would also like a definitive answer to this question. I think that the crux of the matter lies in the definition of a "work", and "distribution".
You could, I think, distribute an application that accesses the original data, and allows the user to transform, mix, or build upon the data as they desire, to create their own derivative works for personal use....