Public Domain Mark

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This page describes the development process of Public Domain Mark, which launched October 11, 2010. More information on Creative Commons Public Domain tools is available here.

Contents

Deliverables

  • PD Mark Deed:
    • Norms
      • General purpose at v0.5
      • Data-specific
    • Chooser/generator for metadata, including CC0
  • CC0 upgrade:
    • Norms (Deed support)
    • CC0 + PDM
    • Deed tweaks
    • Chooser updated to support norms

Deadline

  • August 30, 2010

Roadmap

  • Revise mockup deeds [AR: August 3] [DONE]
  • Constituent/stakeholder consultation kickoff [DP: EOB August 3] [DONE 5 Aug]
  • Send iconography for feedback to stakeholders [ML: EOB August 3]
  • Data norms published [TN: August XX]
  • Comments due [DP: August 18]
  • Metadata specification (norms, CC0+PDM) draft [NRY: August 16]
  • Deeds, chooser/generator on staging [Tech: August 20]
    • Chooser will support dual-"license" with CC0
  • PDM FAQ [DP: August 20]
  • Public Domain page revisions [DP: August 20]
  • Funder pitches [ML/DP: August 30 or before]
  • PDDC Deprecation [August 30]

Other Notes

  • PD Mark Button
  • Norms icon -- checkbox OK
  • "Public Domain" logo for deed
    • crossed-C (Wikipedia)
    • open circle (Flickr)
    • other options
      • open door
      • building blocks
      • "open" culture
  • Norms metadata
    • coarse, CC+ level
      • can explore additional ways to annotate that page later
    • citation (attributionName, attributionURL)
  • Example CC0 + PDM metadata

Tech Roadmap

Issues for PD Mark are tagged with the pdmark keyword.

PDM Chooser

The PDM will have a "chooser" for generating mark metadata. This will live at http://creativecommons.org/choose/pdmark [tentative]. This will be a two-page chooser, similar to the main license chooser. This will require changes to cc.license (Issue 638) as well as cc.engine (Issue 639).

The first page will consist of:

  • An introductory paragraph, to be supplied by legal
  • The following fields:
    • Work name
    • Creator
    • Curator (this label will probably change)
    • Curator URL
    • Norms URL
    • Do you waive any incidental rights under CC0? (true/false)

The second page will be a "normal" results page.

Metadata (XHTML + RDFa)

Tracked by Issue 640.

Basic

<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/">
<img src="http://i.creativecommons.org/p/mark/1.0/88x31.png" style="border-style: none;" alt="Public Domain Mark" />
</a>
<br />
This work is free of copyright restrictions.

Work title

<p xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/">
<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/">
<img src="http://i.creativecommons.org/p/mark/1.0/88x31.png" style="border-style: none;" alt="Public Domain Mark" />
</a>
<br />
This work (<span property="dct:title">WORK TITLE</span>) is free of copyright restrictions.
</p>

Work title and Creator

<p xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/">
<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/">
<img src="http://i.creativecommons.org/p/mark/1.0/88x31.png" style="border-style: none;" alt="Public Domain Mark" />
</a>
<br />
This work (<span property="dct:title">WORK TITLE</span>, by <a href="CREATOR_URL" rel="dct:creator"><span property="dct:title">CREATOR</span></a>) is free of copyright restrictions.
</p>

Note that if a CREATOR_URL is not provided, we should use a blank node; see CC0 chooser for an example.

Curator

<p xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/">
<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/">
<img src="http://i.creativecommons.org/p/mark/1.0/88x31.png" style="border-style: none;" alt="Public Domain Mark" />
</a>
<br />
This work, identified by <a href="CURATOR_URL" rel="dct:publisher"><span property="dct:title">CURATOR</span></a>, is free of copyright restrictions.
</p>

Note that if a CURATOR_URL is not provided, we should use a blank node; see CC0 chooser for an example.

Work title and Curator

<p xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/">
<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/">
<img src="http://i.creativecommons.org/p/mark/1.0/88x31.png" style="border-style: none;" alt="Public Domain Mark" />
</a>
<br />
This work (<span property="dct:title">WORK TITLE</span>), identified by <a href="CURATOR_URL" rel="dct:publisher"><span property="dct:title">CURATOR</span></a>, is free of copyright restrictions.
</p>

Note that if a CURATOR_URL is not provided, we should use a blank node; see CC0 chooser for an example.

Incidental rights waived under CC0

<p xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/">
<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/">
<img src="http://i.creativecommons.org/p/mark/1.0/88x31.png" style="border-style: none;" alt="Public Domain Mark" />
</a>
<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/">
<img src="http://i.creativecommons.org/p/zero/1.0/88x31.png" style="border-style: none;" alt="CC0" />
</a>
<br />
This work is free of copyright restrictions.
</p>

Guidelines specified

This will be supported on the deed only, not in the chooser.
Support for use guidelines is intended for expert users, and is not supported by the chooser. Creative Commons experience to date suggests guidelines should be developed by the communities of practice for which they are intended. If you are interested in developing use guidelines, or have questions, please contact nathan@creativecommons.org.

<p xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#">
<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/">
<img src="http://i.creativecommons.org/p/mark/1.0/88x31.png" style="border-style: none;" alt="Public Domain Mark" />
</a>
<br />
This work is free of copyright restrictions. Users are requested to honor the non-binding <a href="USAGE_GUIDELINES_URI" rel="cc:useGuidelines">usage guidelines</a>.

cc:useGuidelines is defined as a refinements of DCT relation (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#terms-relation).

Deeds

We'll be rolling out a visually distinct identity for public domain deeds (as opposed to license deeds).

PDM Deed

PDM will have a deed (Issue 642) that optionally shows metadata (Issue 643) from the referrer. See http://labs.creativecommons.org/demos/pd/ for mockups of with and without.

CC0 Deed

The CC0 deed will be updated at the same time with a refreshed visual look that and with support for norms and copy-and-paste citation (Issue 130)

Metadata Scraper

The metadata scraper will need to be updated to support extraction of information for PD Mark and CC0. This includes:

  • work information
  • attribution/citation statement
  • norms statement

It may make sense to add another method to the scraper that knows how to extract/format for public domain deeds. (Issue 641)

Deed Javascript

The deed javascript has been dramatically simplified with the rollout of the new scraper. We'll need javascript that meshes with the Metadata Scraper call above for PDM/CC0 deeds (Issue 130, Issue 643).

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