I have a dataset to be used for Data Science research. This dataset (will be referenced henceforth as the "Original Dataset"), is licensed (to the best of my knowledge) under CCA-NC-ND.

I have worked towards creating a specialized subset where the said subset-partition (henceforth "New Dataset") was created solely from the Original Dataset using some algorithmic procedures. The New Dataset aims at standardizing certain aspects while adding to the richness of the Original Dataset's information content.

My question is this: am I legally allowed to publish the New Dataset?

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    Could you indicate where you're located? Some jurisdictions recognize database rights. If such rights are relevant, then subsetting the database would likely be a derivative work within the meaning of this license: you must consider both the licenses of the database bas a whole, and the individual entries in the database.
    – amon
    Commented May 27, 2021 at 20:05
  • @amon, the CC-NC-ND license covers database rights as well as copyright (see definition "j" and section 4).
    – Mark
    Commented May 29, 2021 at 0:56


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