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From "Robert Burrell Donkin (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-122) IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) specification license
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2012 20:19:39 GMT

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Robert Burrell Donkin commented on LEGAL-122:

At the top of page 4 I see:

"This document is issued under the Non-Exclusive License Agreement for International Press
Telecommunications Council
Specifications and Related Documentation

IMPORTANT: International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) standard specifications for
news (the
Specifications) and supporting software, documentation, technical reports, web sites and other
material related to
the Specifications (the Materials) including the document accompanying this license (the Document),
whether in a
paper or electronic format, are made available to you subject to the terms stated below. By
obtaining, using and/or
copying the Specifications or Materials, you (the licensee) agree that you have read, understood,
and will comply
with the following terms and conditions."

And AIUI Tika would like to use this "Non-Exclusive License Agreement" for the right to copy
material from the specifications and related documentation into the JavaDocs (please jump
in if I'm wrong.

Here's my reading:
1. Description
2,4,5,6,7 Disclaimers 
"The Document and translations thereof may be copied and furnished to others, and derivative
works that
comment on or otherwise explain it or assist in its implementation may be prepared, copied,
published and
distributed, in whole or in part, without restriction of any kind, provided that the copyright
and license notices and
references to the IPTC appearing in the Document and the terms of this Specifications License
Agreement are
included on all such copies and derivative works. Further, upon the receipt of written permission
from the IPTC,
the Document may be modified for the purpose of developing applications that use IPTC Specifications
or as
required to translate the Document into languages other than English."
- first sentence seems fine but second muddies the waters slightly
8. Retention of legal notices
"Materials may not be edited, modified, or presented in a context that creates a misleading
or false impression or
statement as to the positions, actions, or statements of the IPTC." 
 - potentially may need thinking about 
10. Reminder about trademark law
11. Reciprocal clause for "Extension Specifications"
12. Muddy
13. Termination
14. Enforce what's possible
15. Modifying agreement outside terms of the agreement
16. UK law. Interesting. 

> IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) specification license
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-122
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-122
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Nick Burch
> Apache Tika has recently received a proposed contribution which enhances our coverage
of the IPTC image metadata standard. Part of the patch includes parts of the IPTC specification
in the JavaDocs of the code, describing the uses and values of the metadata fields.
> The IPTC specification license is available on pages 4 and 5 of the spec: http://www.iptc.org/std/photometadata/specification/IPTC-PhotoMetadata-201007_1.pdf
> From reading this, we think it will be OK to use parts of the text in the JavaDocs, provided
that we add a notice in the header of the class, and include the IPTC Spec license in the
project LICENSE file, much as is done with other specifications. Does this seem correct?
> (Commons Sanselan also has IPTC related code, but I don't believe they include specification
text, so are not currently affected by this)

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