In the fall term of 2022 I took a course on Metadata at UNT. In that course I encountered an interesting Rights Metadata schema create my the California Digital Libraries Project called copyrightMD. This schema is interesting because it articulates where a resource was created.
his is currently on the web here:
But that website seems to not render 100% so I looked it up in the Internet Archive here:
CopyrightMD Has been mentioned in the following academic publications:
- Developing a Rights Metadata Dictionary for Digital Surrogates https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19386380903095024
I find the list of rights metadata schemas list in the library guide at UCF very helpful:
For rights metadata, the common metadata standards such as Dublin Core include a “rights” field. Any known intellectual property rights held for the data, including access rights and rights holder, can be specified in that field. Some digital repositories provide an opportunity to assign a Creative Commons license to the materials or datasets deposited in the repository.
There are other Right Metadata standards including CopyrightMD, METSRights, ONIX For Publications Licenses, Open Digital Rights Language and XrML.
However I found that the MEts Rights schema was not linked appropriately:
I personally find the statements at rightsstatements.org to be limiting:
The educational use permitted one is very confusing: https://rightsstatements.org/page/InC-EDU/1.0/?language=en
Note that Creative Commons used to have one like this but they did away with the whole educational use series of licenses, but I can't find them at the moment. I would have thought they might have been here: https://creativecommons.org/retiredlicenses/
Creative Commons Welcomes David Wiley as Educational Use License Project Lead
Real problems with academics using CC licenses:
Copyfraud: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228219706_Copyfraud August 2005New York University law review (1950) 81(3)
See also: 10.5334/jcms.1021217
see also: 10.1002/meet.14504701045
see also: 10.2139/ssrn.1806809
see also: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308339459_Museums_Property_Rights_and_Photographs_of_Works_of_Art_Why_Reproduction_Through_Photograph_Should_Be_Free
see also: 10.1515/9783110732009-010 — 8 Rights Issues in the Digitization of Library Collections
U.S. Department of Education Open Licensing Rule Now in Effect