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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Database owners are increasingly seeking ways to make their data available so that others can contribute to and build on their work. This “open data” movement emphasizes the importance of sharing data for both scientific development and humanitarian response. The willingness of database owners to make their data available for re-use depends on their ability to impose conditions on that release, which requires consideration of the varying levels of copyright protection afforded to databases across jurisdictions.
New York Law School, "Open Source Database Licensing" (2010). Institute for Information Law and Policy at NYLS (Event Posters). 15.