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This page provides an overview of 13 articles related to 'licence', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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The verb license or grant licence means to give permission. The noun license (American English) or licence (British English) refers to that permission as well as to the document recording that permission. A license may be granted by a party ("licensor") to another party ("licensee") as an element of an agreement between those parties. A shorthand definition of a license is "an authorization (by the licensor) to use the licensed material (by the licensee)." In particular a license may be issued by authorities, to allow an activity that would otherwise be forbidden. It may require paying a fee and/or proving a capability. The requirement may also serve to keep the authorities informed on a type of activity, and to give them the opportunity to set conditions and limitations. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: License)

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Metadata related to 'licence' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'licence': 216 (12.4% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'licence' across all Ariadne articles: 588
  • Average number of references to 'licence' per Ariadne article: 2.72
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'licence': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'licence': 0.2 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'licence':

  1. charles oppenheim (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. mike fraser (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. richard jones (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. randy metcalfe (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. esther hoorn (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Book Review: Copyright - Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and Information Services

Charles Oppenheim sees much to like in the new edition of this work by a well-known authority but identifies one potentially major drawback.

January 2010, issue62, review

Creative Commons Licences in Higher and Further Education: Do We Care?

Naomi Korn and Charles Oppenheim discuss the history and merits of using Creative Commons licences while questioning whether these licences are indeed a panacea.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

The RoMEO Project: Protecting Metadata in an Open Access Environment

Elizabeth Gadd, Charles Oppenheim and Steve Probets describe how the RoMEO Project is seeking to safeguard freely available metadata disclosed and harvested under the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting.

July 2003, issue36, feature article

Mandated Online RAE CVs Linked to University Eprint Archives: Enhancing UK Research Impact and Assessment

Stevan Harnad, Les Carr, Tim Brody and Charles Oppenheim make a case for maximising the advantages and the UK's pre-eminence in the Research Assessment Exercise.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

Copyright Corner

Charles Oppenheim answers your copyright queries.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Copyright Corner

Charles Oppenheim answers your copyright queries.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

Copyright Corner

Charles Oppenheim answers copyright queries.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Copyright Corner

Charles Oppenheim answers copyright queries.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Copyright Issues in Projects Funded by the Electronic Libraries Programme

After several months experience of dealing with copyright and the eLib programme, Charles Oppenheim returns to the major issues that have a risen.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Copyright Battles: The Shetland News

Charles Oppenheim takes a look at the Shetland Times versus Shetland News copyright case, and its implications for users of the World Wide Web.

November 1996, issue6, regular column

Copyright Info on the Net

Charles Oppenheim takes a look at some of the Web sites and Bulletin Boards that contain information on copyright issues.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Copyright Corner

Charles Oppenheim on the copyright issues that all eLib (and many other projects) should be aware of.

May 1996, issue3, regular column

Copyright Corner

Charles Oppenheim details some of the legal issues associated with electronic copyright management systems.

March 1996, issue2, regular column

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