License Validation Web Application
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dcrkid at optonline.net
Thu Oct 16 16:45:36 EDT 2003
> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 08:06:06 -0500
> From: Chris Karr <br284 at aetherial.net>
> Subject: Re: License Validation Web Application
> To: "Nathan R. Yergler" <nathan at yergler.net>
> Cc: metadata at creativecommons.org, cc-metadata at lists.ibiblio.org
> Message-ID: <80F68E97-FFD9-11D7-B492-000A9589F7BA at aetherial.net>
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> Also, if anyone's interested, I have Java code that can be used either
> in server or client applications that can verify CC licenses. It makes
> the assumption that the license lives in its own document and is not
> embedded in HTML or the like, but it's a start. If anyone's interested
> in a copy of this, let me know. It's what I use in Oyez and Verify.
I heard LimeWire is working on a (CC) verifier for their
Filesharing programs that are (CC)-Aware are essential,
because with the latest RIAA lawsuits it'll be a relief to
be able to search for mp3s marked OK for filesharing.
It'll be nice for me, i'm an avid filesharer (until the RIAA
mass-threat of lawsuits. now i hide out on IRC sharing
only cartoons.) and the first program which comes out
with such a feature will probably get a usership boost.
Now if only KaZaA and ShareAza could start work
in that area...
> On Thursday, October 16, 2003, at 08:00 AM, Nathan R. Yergler wrote:
> > In response to the "technology challenges" posted by the Creative
> > Commons, I've spent the past week hacking together a License
> > Validation Web Application. It currently accepts either a block of
> > pasted-in RDF or a URL. In the case of a URL, it retrieves the
> > document and extracts any blocks of RDF it finds using a simple regex.
> > You can find the validator at
> > http://www.yergler.net/projects/ccvalidator. Development "news" can
> > be found at http://www.yergler.net/averages/archives/ccvalidator. As
> > part of it's development I also put together a Python class which
> > wraps CC licenses; I'll be posting that in the near future.
> > Currently there are a couple of areas for improvment. First, it runs
> > as a stupid CGI, which means the output is hard-coded into the script
> > with print statements. This was obviously done just for
> > proof-of-concept, so any suggestions on templating or CGI helper
> > modules would be appreciated. Second, it's a little silly with the
> > way it handles nested "objects", such as an Agent as the dc:author
> > property of a work. It displays most of the information correctly,
> > but probably could be improved.
> > I'd love to hear any feedback, suggestions or ideas. If you find a
> > problem, please send a test case (ie, the RDF or URL) which breaks it,
> > so I can get that fixed.
> > Nathan R. Yergler
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Anyway, just wanted to share that tidbit of information. I
just subscribed today to some of the MLs so dont forget
you'll be seeing me a lot.
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