CC BY and data: Not always a good fit

I found this topic fascinating and worth noting…

Data Pub

simbadanslecarton-jacme31Simba dans le carton, jacme31, CC BY-SA 2.0

This post was originally published on the University of California Office of Scholarly Communication blog.

Last post I wrote about data ownership, and how focusing on “ownership” might drive you nuts without actually answering important questions about what can be done with data. In that context, I mentioned a couple of times that you (or your funder) might want data to be shared under CC0, but I didn’t clarify what CC0 actually means. This week, I’m back to dig into the topic of Creative Commons (CC) licenses and public domain tools — and how they work with data.

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