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   Re: [xml-dev] RDDL: Can we add a 'copyright' version

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John Cowan said:
> Eric van der Vlist scripsit:
>> Jonathan Borden said:
>> > I assume that Eric wants a well known RDDL purpose to use in
>> > documents that he is authoring. RDDL purposes are simply URIrefs.
>> > The idea is that the document pointed to (by href="") has a purpose
>> > of "licence" or
>> >  "copyright" and a nature of "HTML" or "plain text" or whatever the
>> > format of the document pointed to is.
>> Yes, exactly.
> In that case, this would seem to be equivalent to the Dublin Core
> "rights" element, the URI for which is
> http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights . I think this should be used in
> preference to assigning a separate RDDL URI. Here's the
> English-language characterization of this element:
> 	Typically, a Rights element will contain a rights management
> 	statement for the resource, or reference a service providing such
> 	information. Rights information often encompasses Intellectual
> 	Property Rights (IPR), Copyright, and various Property Rights. If the
> 	Rights element is absent, no assumptions can be made about
> 	the status of these and other rights with respect to the resource.

Hmmm... I hadn't seen that under this angle before, but I think that both
are slightly different.
Using the DC Rights elements means that the linked resource describes the
licence applied to the RDDL document as such.
Using a rddl:resource with a purpose of licence would mean that the linked
resource describes the licence applied to the namespace, which is more
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