"But why not ask for the most modest of additional restrictions, such as a license where attribution is required—a license with a -BY attached to the right? If we wish to tip our hat to those who created or donated the metadata, why not legally mandate it? Those who use, reuse, and commingle data know the complex issues that arise with even simple additional requirements such as this. Data that flows from many sources will pick up, like fallen branches in the stream, a variety of ensnaring reeds, adding significant friction and complexity to some applications. But good-meaning people still want to provide attribution, and individuals and institutions might have social expectations of receiving credit. What to do? Move the attribution from the legal realm into the social or ethical realm by pairing a permissive license with a strong moral entreaty."
"Open ETDs are essential for the future of Graduate Education"
"The ECJ therefore allows, in a certain way, ‘infringement forum shopping’ for copyright cases, since the victims will be able to take action more easily from their country."
"Sicily’s regional government has declared that 23 works of art should not go abroad for loans unless there are ‘extraordinary circumstances’. The list includes important paintings by Caravaggio, but also some antiquities, many of which have been the subject of recent disputes, including the Morgantina Silver, La dea di Aidone, the Gold Phiale, and other objects."