Working with your application, you will handle and input plenty of data. What about the status of your information, numbers or even photographs in the different services and applications you create?
The legal aspect of the authorization to reuse – or not – is typically handled under the copyright law. To standardize the approach, we typically use data licenses so that each author don’t need to create terms and conditions from scratch every time.
It does sound like a lot of things to juggle (as well as to conform and even out), if you want to do business internationally, such as through the internet. But fear not and rest assured! There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Institutions such as WIPO, EPO and international agreements (see, Berne Convention) attune both legislature and rights between different countries and continents. Having these bodies in place does remove a great deal of weight from the shoulders of creators.
Keeping things simple, and as a matter of fact, all rights and copyright protections enter into force automatically from the moment a work is created. It is not even necessary to declare or register said work. It is not even necessary to declare or register said work. All the author has to do is to prove that he or she is its author and that the work has been materialized. That is, that it has not remained just an idea in the mind of its (potential) creator. You cannot typically protect ideas.
Simitless keeps track of the creation date of your work on the platform, hence providing proof of the “materialization” of your work.
Note on using Simitless Licenses: Simitless licenses provide a standard set of terms and conditions that creators and other rights holders may use to share original works of authorship and other material subject to copyright and certain other rights specified in the license. The following considerations are for informational purposes only, are not exhaustive, and do not form part of our licenses.
Simitless is not a law firm and does not provide legal services or legal advice. Distribution of Simitless data licenses does not create a lawyer-client or other relationship. Simitless makes its licenses and related information available on an “as-is” basis. Simitless gives no warranties regarding its licenses, any material licensed under their terms and conditions, or any related information. Simitless disclaims all liability for damages resulting from their use to the fullest extent possible.
Types of data licenses
Simitless offers the following licenses links, for you to mark your data licensing in your applications:
- “Open” data, be it data that transited into the public domain or that has been created under the Open Data policy by a public body;
- Free Licenses, serving the purpose of ensuring both the dissemination of data and the protection of the rights of the owner of the data;
- Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
- Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
- Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
- Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
- Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
- Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
- GNU Free Documentation License
- Free Art License
- Custom licenses describing your own way of applying copyright. This is what Simitless offers with its custom licenses, covering cases where a user does not wish to encourage the circulation of their data.
Choosing a data licence
The following table summarizes what is allowed or not in the various data licenses.
|License name||Attribution||Commercial use||Modifications||Contamination||Diffusion|
|Artlibre (LAL)||Yes||Allowed||Allowed||Yes or compatible||Allowed|