L4LOD (Licenses for Linked Open Data) is a lightweight vocabulary for expressing the licensing terms in the Web of Data. The vocabulary is not intended to propose yet another license, but it is intended to provide the basic means to define in a machine-readable format, i.e., RDF, the existing licensing terms. The vocabulary does not provide an exhaustive set of properties for licenses definition. Implementations are free to extend L4LOD to add further elements.
Digital content, unlike print materials, is sold to libraries under a range of licensing terms. (...) The Digital Content & Libraries Working Group (DCWG) began documenting and describing attributes of various licensing arrangements libraries may have with publishers in the August 2012 report Ebook Business Models for Public Libraries. Now we are pleased to share The Ebook Business Model Scorecard, which more fully examines the variables often seen in ebook license agreements or contracts.