Licenses

Customize the usage and re-distrubition of your Data Collection with a proper license.

Choose Your License

Discuss Data offers four forms of Data Usage Licence Agreements for Data Depositors to choose from:

[A] Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC-BY), where the Data Depositor permits others to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, as well as make and distribute derivative works based on it, if proper attribution is provided

[B] Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL), where the Data Depositor permits others to create and distribute derivative works, but only under the same or a compatible license (“share alike”)

[C] "No sharing"-License, where the Data cannot be used, shared, reused or redistributed

[D] Customized Licence Agreement defined by the Data Depositor

[A] Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC-BY)

Data Depositors have the option of choosing the Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC-BY). Data Collections with this license can be freely assessed and used, reused and redistributed, if proper attribution is provided. Any public use of the Data Collection, or works produced from it, must be attributed in the manner specified in the license. For any use or redistribution of the Data Collection, or works produced from it, the license of the Data Collection must be clear and any notices on the original Data Collection must be kept intact.

For more information, please read the Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC-BY) Full Legal Text.

[B] Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL)

Data Depositors also have the option of choosing the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). Data Collections with the ODbL license can be freely assessed and used, reused and redistributed, but must be licensed under the same or a compatible license (“share-alike”).

Any public use of the Data Collection, or works produced from it, must be attributed in the manner specified in the license. For any use or redistribution of the Data Collection, or works produced from it, the license of the Data Collection must be clear and any notices on the original Data Collection must be kept intact. If any adapted version of this Data Collection, or works produced from an adapted Data Collection, are used, that adapted Data Collection must be offered under the ODbL as well.

For more information, please read the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) Full Legal Text.

[C] No Sharing

Data Collections with the "No sharing" license can be used, if proper attribution is provided.

But the cannot be

  • shared, reused or redistributed.

[D] Customized License Agreement

Registered Users also have the option of drafting a Customized Licence Agreement. By choosing to draft a Customized Licence Agreement for a particular Data Collection, Data Depositors acknowledge and agree that:

  1. The Platform owes no obligation or responsibility and makes no representations with regards to the legality, enforceability, accuracy, or desirability of the Customized Licence Agreement
  2. Discuss Data is not a party to the Customized Licence Agreement and cannot be held accountable for any terms found within the Agreement
  3. Discuss Data has no obligation to aid or support either party of the Agreement in the execution or enforcement of the Customized Licence Agreement’s terms. Data Depositors are responsible for establishing, maintaining, and enforcing the licence terms they wish to use for access to and use of Data Collections. Discuss Data is not responsible for any inaccuracies, unenforceable terms, or liabilities that may arise from choosing any of the options afforded in this Agreement, and Discuss Data will not be responsible for reviewing or enforcing compliance of any terms the Data Depositor may choose to employ.

For any use or redistribution of the Data Collection, or works produced from it, the license of the Data Collection must be clear and any notices on the original Data Collection must be kept intact.