Approximating Fair Use in LicenseScript

Cheun Ngen Chong, Sandro Etalle, Pieter H. Hartel, Yee Wei Law

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    Abstract

    Current rights management systems are not able to enforce copyright laws because of both legal and technological reasons. The contract rights granted by a copyright owner typically restrict the users' statutory rights that are endorsed by copyright laws. In particular, Fair Use allows these `unauthorized but not illegal' rights. Two technological reasons why fair use cannot be upheld: (1) the current XML-based rights expression language (REL) cannot capture user's statutory rights; and (2) the underlying architectures cannot support copyright enforcement. This paper focuses on the first problem and introduces a two-pronged approach: (1) rights assertion, to allow a user assert new rights to the license, i.e. freely express her rights under fair use; and (2) audit logging, to record the asserted rights and keep track of the copies rendered and distributed under fair use. We apply this approach in LicenseScript (a logic-based REL) to demonstrate how LicenseScript can approximate fair use easily.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDigital Libraries: Technology and Management of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access
    Subtitle of host publication6th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2003, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 8-12, 2003. Proceedings
    EditorsTengku Mohd Tengku Sembok, Halimah Badioze Zaman, Hsinchun Chen, Shalini R. Urs, Sung-Hyon Myaeng
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages432-443
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-24594-0
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-20608-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003
    Event6th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2003: Digital Libraries: Technology and Management of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Duration: 8 Dec 200312 Dec 2003
    Conference number: 6

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume2911
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference6th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2003
    Abbreviated titleICADL
    CountryMalaysia
    CityKuala Lumpur
    Period8/12/0312/12/03

    Keywords

    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • Intellectual property rights
    • Copyright
    • Fair use
    • Rights expression language
    • Metadata security

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    Chong, C. N., Etalle, S., Hartel, P. H., & Law, Y. W. (2003). Approximating Fair Use in LicenseScript. In T. M. T. Sembok, H. B. Zaman, H. Chen, S. R. Urs, & S-H. Myaeng (Eds.), Digital Libraries: Technology and Management of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access: 6th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2003, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 8-12, 2003. Proceedings (pp. 432-443). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 2911). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-24594-0_44