Dr Mike J Smith
Use Case Compendium of Derived Geospatial Data.
Final report to the GRADE Project, pp80.
This report explores data copyright issues surrounding the use and dissemination of derived data sets through the provision of eleven (geospatial) use-case scenarios describing the main actors, stakeholders, data sets and outputs. In particular, the importance of the inheritance of copyright licensing for derived data sets is established. The interaction of a variety of stakeholders with varying implicit and explicit licensing conditions makes the definition of precise copyright boundaries difficult to establish. The requirement to adhere to the most severe licensing restriction poses significant problems to data repository establishment.