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Sharing Research Data and Intellectual Property Law: A Primer. Carroll, Michael W. 2015. http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002235. An introduction to the various kinds of property rights that can be associated with research data.
Open Licenses. Project Open Data. https://project-open-data.cio.gov/open-licenses/. The US Federal Government guide to open licenses and dedications.
CC0 (+BY). Cohen, Dan. 2013. http://www.dancohen.org/2013/11/26/cc0-by/. A call for using CC0 with data, tempered by an ethical obligation to attribute.
Data Citation Developments. Kratz, John. 2013/ http://datapub.cdlib.org/2013/10/11/data-citation-developments/. An update on efforts to standardize data attribution requirements.
How to License Research Data. Ball, Alex. 2012. http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/license-research-data. Written with British law in mind, but it has a good discussion of the pros and cons of the ODC licenses.
Licensing Open Data: A Practical Guide. Korn, Naomi and Oppenheim, Charles. 2011. http://discovery.ac.uk/files/pdf/Licensing_Open_Data_A_Practical_Guide.pdf. Another guide written with UK law in mind, but with a helpful comparison of CC and ODC licensing options.
Open Data. Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_data
Why we can't use the same open licensing approach for databases as we do for content and software. Hatcher, Jordan S. http://www.semantic-web.at/news/jordan-s-hatcher-x22-why-we-can-x27-t-use-the-same-open-licensing-approach-for-databases-a