How do the license and the site’s Terms of Use work together to determine what people can do?

The Creative Commons license is a copyright license – it governs what you can do with the data. The Terms of Use is a site usage agreement, and governs what you can do using the site’s web pages and the rules you must follow in accessing the data through the tools we provide. We’ve also got a Privacy Policy, an API Use Agreement, and the aforementioned Academic Use Agreement. It sounds a lot more complicated than it really is!

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About Rich Sands

I'm the Principal and Founder of RSands Consulting, a developer/FOSS strategy, product management, and marketing consultancy. Formerly Ohloh's PM, Black Duck is now a client of mine.