20 December 2008

The Copyright Table

Copyright Table

I proposed this table for two reasons:

  • To facilitate bibliographic citation of e Sword resources;
  • To provide a way to easily determine the copyright status of a resource;


This table is automatically created by BeST 2.0. Other utility programs may also create it.


  • This table is not part of the official specification;
  • Inclusion of this table is optional;



  • All of this data can be included in the Description field of the Details Table;
  • Only user created e Sword resources currently contain this table;
  • BeST is the only tool that currently generates this table;
  • Both Text2DAO and TheWORDpad Editor enable one to read, or edit this table, if it is present in the resource.
  • e Sword Resourcer is the only tool that currently reads/utilizes this table;


By definition, the following record numbers are reserved:

  • Record 0: The tool that created the resource;

  • Record 1: The first edition hard copy;

  • Record 2: The edition that was used as the source text;

  • Record 3: Electronic text copyright information;

  • Record 4: e Sword module copyright information;

  • Record 5 and higher: Changes to the module;


In practice, those specifications are not always strictly adhered to. :(

In the following database, fields are rows, not columns1.

Field Name

Contents

What

Description

Type

ID

1

Record Number

Internal Tracking number

Autonumber

Author

Jonathon Blake

Display name of the author

Name of the author/editor/transcriber of the material.

Text

Title

The

e Sword Utility Program FAQ

Display title of the material.

Title of the material.

Text

Place

Seattle WA

Display place of publication.

Place of publication. For material that originally appeared on the Internet, the URL is to be listed.

Text

Publisher

Author

Display name of publisher.

Name of the publisher

Text

Year

2005 2006

Display year of publication

Year of publication

Text

Edition

0.0.68.0

Edition that the module is of

Edition or Version information.

Text

Copyright

Creative Commons Deed Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0

Display Copyright Status or License

License or Copyright status of the format.

Memo

Notes

Send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA requesting a copy of the legal code.

Notes about the text/edition/format

Notes related to the resource. Examples include:

Terms of the license,

Copy of the permission to distribute,

Changes made in the resource;

Memo

Table 3: Copyright

1There are too many fields to have them all displayed in one row.

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