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Rights and Licenses for Linked Data Tutorial at ESWC 2014

This tutorial is aimed at providing a basic knowledge about the existing schemas and vocabularies to represent licenses in Linked Data, and the existing formalisms able to deal with derivative data licensing and rights inferences.

A key session of the tutorial is dedicated to the presentation of the ways to license Linked Data. The licenses offered by Creative Commons, Open Data Commons and other institutions are increasingly widespread, and the awareness on the importance of licensing a published resource is becoming almost universal. The next step in refinement might be users publishing their own personalized licenses, namely, writing rights expressions at will and not among a set of predefined licenses, for which Rights Expression Languages already exist. One of the most relevant of these rights expression languages for the Linked Data community is ODRL 2.0, which has been recently published along with an ontology. Specific licenses can be created with ODRL 2.0 in RDF with a great flexibility for granting rights, imposing complex conditions, and going beyond open licenses.

The tutorial has a full day length and it takes place in Anissaras, Hersonissou (Greece), the 25th May 2014.

See details: http://tutorials.oeg-upm.net/rightslinkeddata/

First Draft of ODRL 2 Ontology published by ODRL Community Group

On 2013-10-11 the ODRL Community Group published the first draft of the following specification:

Participants contribute material to this specification under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-odrl@w3.org. Learn more about the ODRL Community Group.

First Draft of ODRL 2 JSON Encoding published by ODRL Community Group

On 2013-09-26 the ODRL Community Group published the first draft of the following specification:

Participants contribute material to this specification under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-odrl@w3.org. Learn more about the ODRL Community Group.

First Draft of ODRL 2 Creative Commons Profile published by ODRL Community Group

On 2013-09-25 the ODRL Community Group published the first draft of the following specification:

Participants contribute material to this specification under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-odrl@w3.org. Learn more about the ODRL Community Group.

Virtual Goods + ODRL Workshop 2013

The program [1] and registration details [2] are now available for our annual Virtual Goods + ODRL workshop in Koblenz, Germany, on 19th Sept 2003.

The workshop is embedded in the annual conference of the German association of Informatics [3], so other events are available to attend.

Renato
[1] http://www.virtualgoods.org/2013/program.html
[2] http://informatik2013.de/attendance_en.html
[3] http://informatik2013.de

Draft ODRL Ontology Released

A draft ontology for ODRL Version 2.0 has been released for comment and feedback.

The ODRL Ontology utilises the power of the Semantic Web – through the RDF/OWL languages – thus enabling ODRL Policies to be used in more communities that also utlise RDF/OWL and supporting advanced reasoning features.

Mo McRoberts, Analyst from the BBC Archive Development, has developed a comprehensive draft ontology that represents the ODRL Model and Common Vocabulary.

The draft ODRL ontologies are available from the wiki: http://www.w3.org/community/odrl/wiki/SemanticWeb

Please send comments to the list.

First Draft of 2.0 Common Vocabulary – Constraint Draft Changes published by ODRL Community Group

On 2013-02-18 the ODRL Community Group published the first draft of the following specification:

Participants contribute material to this specification under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-odrl@w3.org. Learn more about the ODRL Community Group.

First Draft of 2.0 XML Encoding – Constraint Draft Changes published by ODRL Community Group

On 2013-01-22 the ODRL Community Group published the first draft of the following specification:

Participants contribute material to this specification under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-odrl@w3.org. Learn more about the ODRL Community Group.