Posted on Thursday February 19, 2015

Creative Commons Zero Public Domain Dedication

The CC0 waiver is a legal tool developed by Creative Commons for making data available without restrictions on re-use.

The DEA establishes that Europeana publishes metadata it receives from its data providers under the terms of the Creative Commons Zero Universal Public Domain Dedication (CC0). The CC0 waiver is a legal tool developed by Creative Commons for making data available without restrictions on re-use. This means that anyone can use the metadata published by Europeana for any purpose without any restrictions whatsoever.

View the CC0 waiver on Creative Commons website

The Europeana Data Use Guidelines

A link to the Europeana Data Use Guidelines will accompany any metadata published by Europeana. These guidelines make best practice requests to users of the metadata. They are non-binding but reflect the norms of the Europeana community. The Data Use Guidelines deal with issues like attribution and data integrity.

View the Europeana Data Use Guidlines

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