Chapter 7

Licensing Big Data

Aaron K. Tantleff

7.1 Overview

This chapter discusses the licensing of databases. A license is nothing more than a contract between a licensor and licensee that defines the scope of activities a licensee may engage in with regard to the licensed database (e.g., use the data solely for internal use, distribute limited segments to others, combine the database with other data, etc.). Licenses are also used to ensure proper monetization of the data being licensed. Licenses in which a company will grant a third party the use of their database are referred to as “outbound” licenses. Licenses in which a business will be on the receiving end of a database license granted by a third party are called “inbound” licenses. Both ...

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