Creative Commons Licensing and Non-creative Geographic Data
Why does the scientific community need a simple method for letting each of us know that we are allowed legally to build on the work and data products of each other without asking permission? Does merely following the traditional practices of science and giving credit now make me a lawbreaker? What's the problem, how did we get here and what's the solution? Why does the solution for creative works not apply to geographic and other utilitarian data and databases? This presentation addresses these questions and approaches for arriving at solutions.
Harlan J. Onsrud. "Creative Commons Licensing and Non-creative Geographic Data" Fulbright Lecture on Cyberlaw and Spatial Technologies. University of Melbourne. Feb. 2009.