Public information licence

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The freely reusable public information licence (French:Licence information publique librement réutilisable or LIP) is a public copyright license, created 2 April 2010,[1] that permits the free and open reuse, commercially or not, of information released by a French public institution, on condition of respecting article 12 of the law of 17 July 1978. Not all French public information is placed under this license. Anne Fauconnier of the state intellectual property agency specifies that this LIP is and remains strictly reserved to certain information published by the Ministry of Justice (France).[2]


Licence « information publique librement réutilisable »

The logo of this licence strongly resembles those of Creative Commons licences since it is arranged according to the terms of the CC-by-sa 2.0 licence.[3][4] It is more strict, though, in that it requires a documents' "meaning be not transformed, and that their sources and their update dates be mentioned,",[5] which makes it closer to the Creative Commons No-Derivatives License, rather than the Share-Alike License.

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  2. ^ Précision obtenue par Daniel Rodet lors des rencontres Wikimedia 2010 à Paris
  3. ^ "selon les termes de la licence Creative Commons Paternité-Partage des Conditions Initiales à l’Identique 2.0 France" (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike licence 2.0)
  4. ^ Le ministère de la Justice crée une licence «information publique librement réutilisable» ("The Ministry of Justice creates a freely reusable public information licence"),, 8 April 2010
  5. ^ Preamble

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