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Available, yet to be analyzed: some data from which something about CC adoption patterns in some languages and countries might be gleaned

Mike Linksvayer, December 9th, 2010

Recently asked about CC use for works in Arabic. There are no Arabic-language jurisdiction ports available at this time; measuring adoption of jurisdiction ports is the easiest way to characterize patterns of adoption, as has been done by Giorgos Cheliotis, with interesting results — also see http://monitor.creativecommons.org.

Fortunately there is some other data available that could be used to characterize CC use, irrespective of porting, across some languages and countries. This data is described at http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Metrics/Data_Catalog#License_property_search_engine_API_queries and available from http://labs.creativecommons.org/metrics/sql-dumps/all.sql.gz
(warning, approximately 200 megabytes).

Nobody has analyzed this part of the available data on CC adoption yet to my knowledge. Anyone is of course welcome and encouraged to!

2 Responses to “Available, yet to be analyzed: some data from which something about CC adoption patterns in some languages and countries might be gleaned”

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