[Crm-sig] Rights model

Robert Sanderson RSanderson at getty.edu
Tue Feb 28 21:50:03 EET 2017

Dear all,

Given the current model, I believe that E30 Right is an instance of the holding of a Right, rather than the concept of the Right itself?  For example, E30 is not “Copyright” or “Apache 2.0” or “Ownership” … it is “The holding of copyright of an object by Martin”, “the use of Apache 2.0 for some code by Rob”, or “Ownership of a house by Emma”.

If this is not intended to be the case, can someone provide an example in RDF (your serialization preference is fine) that demonstrates two different people holding two different rights over the same object?

Given that … we are expected to then use P2_has_type to refer to the sort of Right, and thus queries should look for: ?object P104_is_subject_to ?right . ?right P2_has_type <actual_right> .
If so, how would one refer to the Creative Commons licenses? Still with P2?

Many thanks!


Example of P104/P105/P75: 
  "@context": "https://linked.art/ns/context/1/full.jsonld", 
  "@id": "https://linked.art/example/object/31", 
  "@type": "crm:E22_Man-Made_Object", 
  "rdfs:label": "Object", 
  "crm:P104_is_subject_to": [
  "crm:P105_right_held_by": [
      "@id": "https://linked.art/example/actor/6", 
      "@type": "crm:E39_Actor", 
      "rdfs:label": "Owner", 
      "crm:P75_possesses": {
        "@id": "https://linked.art/example/Right/0", 
        "@type": "crm:E30_Right", 
        "rdfs:label": "Ownership Right by Owner of Object"
      "@id": "https://linked.art/example/actor/7", 
      "@type": "crm:E39_Actor", 
      "rdfs:label": "Holder", 
      "crm:P75_possesses": {
        "@id": "https://linked.art/example/Right/1", 
        "@type": "crm:E30_Right", 
        "rdfs:label": "Copyright by Holder of Object['s information object]"

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