This is a great step forward, as it allows a clear path for use and re-use of library records without fear of a lengthy and costly legal defense over ownership of records.
This solution is a compromise, in the opinion of this blogger, in that the data itself cannot be owned or licensed, nor could OCLC be able to claim to be the original creator of
the data a great majority of the records. It does, however, provides a path forward that allows everyone to benefit, and that should be why organizations such as OCLC exist in the first place.
found via Becky Yoose’s Twitter feed