DALICC – Data Licenses Clearance Center

#Institute of Media Economics #Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies #Media Computing #National third-party funding #National co-operation project

DALICC is a software framework that supports the automated clearance of rights thus supporting the legally secure and time-efficient reutilization of third party data sources.

  • Project manager:
    FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Tassilo Pellegrini
  • Project staff:
    FH-Prof. Mag. (FH) Dr. Johanna Grüblbauer
    Dr. Thomas Moser
  • Partner:
    Prof. Dr. Axel Polleres (WU Wien)
    Dr. Sabrina Kirrane (WU Wien)
    Prof. Dr. Anna Fensel (Uni Innsbruck)
    Mag. Markus Dörfler (Höhne, In der Maur & Partner Rechtsanwälte OG)
    Martin Kaltenböck (Semantic Web Company)
  • Funding:
    FFG – IKT of the Future
  • Runtime:
    01.11.201630.10.2018
  • Category:
    National third-party funding
    National co-operation project
  • Projectstatus:
    ongoing

Project goal

DALICC stands for Data Licenses Clearance Center. It is a software framework that supports legal experts, innovation managers and application developers in the legally secure reutilization of third party data sources. The DALICC framework supports the automated clearance of rights, thus helping to detect licensing conflicts and significantly reducing the costs of rights clearance in the creation of derivative works.

Clearing and negotiating right issues

Modern IT applications increasingly retrieve, store and process data from a variety of sources. This can raise questions about the compatibility of licenses and the application`s compliance with existing law. Issues of rights clearance are especially relevant in the creation of derivative works compiled from multiple data sources. Clearing and negotiating rights issues is a time-consuming, complex and error-prone task.

Challenges associated with clearance issues are:

  • High transaction costs in the manual clearance of licensing terms and conditions
  • Sufficient expertise to detect compatibility conflicts between two or more licenses
  • Negotiation and resolution of licensing conflicts between involved parties

To meet tackle the problems described above, the DALICC software framework will consist of four modules:

  • License Composer: Lets a user create customized licenses.
  • License Library: Lets a user choose from a set of standard licenses.
  • License Annotator: Provides a user with a machine-readable and human-readable version
    of your license.
  • License Negotiator: Checks compatibility, detects conflicts and supports conflict resolution.