[okfn-be] presentation

Patrick Hochstenbach patrick.hochstenbach at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 08:12:41 UTC 2011

2011/12/16 Bart Van Loon <bart at zeropoint.it>:
> It was Fri Dec 16 at 08:28AM when Patrick Hochstenbach wrote:
>> > Oh, I have a question for this list: what would be the legal
>> > implications of the releasing of structured data from official website
>> > of the Belgian Government (what I'm doing in fact) on the licence of
>> > the resulted data? And also would I/we risk legals stuff?
> [...]
>> Strictly: it us up to copyright holder of the database (la chambre?)
>> to define the license on their data and how you can reuse this data
>> and which types of licenses you can use.
> It's important to realise that there is a difference between the license
> on the `data' and the license on the `database'.
> For example, resto.be holds a lot of public data (addresses of
> restaurants), which in itself is not licensed. But their database as a
> whole is protected by a license, preventing others from copying it as a
> whole.
> This is to protect the effort done by the aggregating party.

Now is the question who is the aggregator and who is the aggregated in
this case ;)
With  the  European Court of Justice condemning Belgium in 2007 [1]
for the implementation
of re-use of public sector information you might be in quite a save zone. But
still IMHO it is up lachambre to implement these PSI's.

[1] http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/psi/actions_ms/implementation/index_en.htm

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