[OpenGLAM] Italy: ICCD publishes 50k historical images "for personal use only"
steko at iosa.it
Thu May 22 10:29:47 UTC 2014
this has not received much publicity (perhaps understandably), but
recently the ICCD (Italy's Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la
Documentazione) opened up ~ 50k images from their historical archives
Unfortunately, as anyone familiar with Italy's cultural institutions
will guess, this material, albeit in the public domain, falls under the
annoying cultural heritage rights law so it's basically unusable for
commercial use and "can only be shared" (sic) for personal use, even if
the images are totally low-res (I can't even imagine how ridiculously
small they appear on a retina display).
The terms of service provide an indication of CC-BY-NC-SA but additional
requirements are stated here
http://www.iccd.beniculturali.it/index.php?it/417/termini-e-condizioni-duso based on various decrees. Summing up: another epic fail.
Any comments or suggestions?
Editor, Journal of Open Archaeology Data
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