Describing Copyright in RDF
Creative Commons Rights Expression Language
The Creative Commons Rights Expression Language (CC REL) lets you describe copyright licenses in RDF. For more information on describing licenses in RDF and attaching those descriptions to digital works, see CC REL in the Creative Commons wiki.
Worka potentially copyrightable work
Licensea set of requests/permissions to users of a Work, e.g. a copyright license, the public domain, information for distributors
Jurisdictionthe legal jurisdiction of a license
Permissionan action that may or may not be allowed or desired
Requirementan action that may or may not be requested of you
Prohibitionsomething you may be asked not to do
Reproductionmaking multiple copies
Distributiondistribution, public display, and publicly performance
Derivative Worksdistribution of derivative works
Sharingpermits commercial derivatives, but only non-commercial distribution
Noticecopyright and license notices be kept intact
Attributioncredit be given to copyright holder and/or author
Source Codesource code (the preferred form for making modifications) must be provided when exercising some rights granted by the license.
Copyleftderivative and combined works must be licensed under specified terms, similar to those on the original work
Lesser Copyleftderivative works must be licensed under specified terms, with at least the same conditions as the original work; combinations with the work may be licensed under different terms
Commercial Useexercising rights for commercial purposes
High Income Nation Useuse in a non-developing country
cc:morePermissionsA related resource which describes additional permissions or alternative licenses for a Work which may be available.
cc:attributionNameThe name the creator of a Work would like used when attributing re-use.
cc:useGuidelinesA related resource which defines non-binding use guidelines for the work.
RDF users might be interested in our machine-readable RDF Schema. A copy is also embedded in this document.