But what about the copyright? A few years before we did this, the creative Commons people introduced a new creative commons devise called CC0. The CC0 plays nicely with the g0v. We were the popularizers of this idea. The zero means we abandon completely the copyright, there is not even an attribution right or anything. So it’s as if it enters the public domain the second we publish something. The reason why we do this is because we used a loophole in the Taiwan copyright law. It says a government publication, if it’s used in a non-profiting fair use doctrine, part of it may be reused without criminal penalties. But the problem fair-use is of course the question: “How much is too much?” We are using 100% of the data so we had to relinquish 100% of the copyright.

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