[odc-discuss] ODbL and Creative Commons

Ed Avis eda at waniasset.com
Wed Feb 15 12:11:13 UTC 2012

MJ Ray <mjr at ...> writes:

>Are the silos even avoidable?  I thought ODbL dealt with database
>rights, while CC-BY and CC-BY-SA dealt with copyright.

I think that's a bit of a misconception: certainly the text of the ODbL is not
only about database rights.  (They exist only in a few countries anyway.)
Most of the time, it is copyright that matters.  Note that while the European
Union has a sui generis database right, it also has database copyright.

Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>

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