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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.

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