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Who "owns" the metadata in EIDR?

Is EIDR similar to proprietary listings services? I am wondering about "ownership" of metadata and the ability to get this out of proprietary systems, especially if the metadata is transformed.

  • This is why EIDR is critical; Listing Provider metadata is proprietary, but EIDR is a non-profit registry and once you have registered with EIDR you can edit your metadata at any time. That metadata is then visible to anyone that wants to leverage it through an open access website. Because EIDR is a disambiguation service, only a minimal baseline of metadata is input into EIDR -- just enough to ensure that the program (or version of the program) is absolutely unique. (Note that rich descriptive metadata such as synopsis, genre, and keywords are not captured in EIDR.)

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