Making Licensing of Content and Data Explicit with Semantics and Blockchain

David Gatta, Kilian Hinteregger, Anna Fensel*

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Abstract

Creation and reuse of content and data are on the rise. Tracing of who, when and how has created and modified content and data in an explicit manner becomes paramount for transparent, explainable, efficient and fair digital ecosystems. We specifically address a challenge that there is currently no uniform method to link data and content with licenses explicitly, immutably and in a traceable way (with authentication). Thus we have created a blockchain-based method which makes it possible to attach semantic licenses with data and content. Ethereum and the Data Licenses and Clearance Center - “DALICC”, a software framework for automated clearance of rights, are used as a bases for our prototype implementation for the license annotation (see: https://github.com/kilianhnt/dalicc-license-annotator ). Particular care is taken to ensure that the solution remains generic. Its practical feasibility, such as compliance with requirements, particularly, authentication, affordable deployment and usage costs, is positively evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Management and Big Data - 8th Annual International Conference, SIMBig 2021, Proceedings
EditorsJuan Antonio Lossio-Ventura, Jorge Valverde-Rebaza, Eduardo Díaz, Denisse Muñante, Carlos Gavidia-Calderon, Alan Demétrius Valejo, Hugo Alatrista-Salas
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages370-379
ISBN (Print)9783031044465
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022
Event8th Annual International Conference on Information Management and Big Data, SIMBig 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 1 Dec 20213 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1577 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference8th Annual International Conference on Information Management and Big Data, SIMBig 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period1/12/213/12/21

Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Content
  • Data
  • Etherium
  • Immutability
  • Licenses
  • Semantics

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