3.4.2 Conditions governing reproduction
Purpose – To identify any restrictions on reproduction of the unit of description.
Rule - Give information about conditions, such as copyright, governing the reproduction of the unit of description after access has been provided. If the existence of such conditions is unknown, record this. If there are no conditions, no statement is necessary.
Even if there are no conditions, or the conditions are unknown, a statement of this fact is still necessary. For born digital material, particularly that available online, much more detail is needed about conditions of reproduction and re-use. Conditions of attribution, distribution, adaptation and commercial re-use should be covered and ideally a commonly recognised license should be employed, e.g. Open Government Licence or Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
This is another element where there may be different views of the information – a human readable summary and a machine readable version. These machine readable versions may be held in separate digital repository systems, to which the catalogue may or may not link. using PREMIS (Rights entity) http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/v3/index.html.