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The Europeana Licensing Framework

28 November 2012

The Europeana Licensing Framework provides an important underlying layer facilitating many of Europeana’s activities.

This framework helps govern the relationships of Europeana, its data providers and its users. Europeana uses standard, interoperable and machine-readable licences to allow the data to talk to other applications and services. The licences frame in a clear way what can and cannot be done by human and machine agents with the metadata and the content it accesses. Additionally, the Europeana Licensing Framework introduces community norms to support best practice among users and re-users.

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