The Digital Repository of Ireland allows licences to be set on content deposited within the Repository (https://repository.dri.ie), however it also maintains an organisational website (www.dri.ie). Content published on the organisational website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
This is distinct from the licence applied to content within the Repository. This page relates to the content of the organisational website. For information on licencing of objects within the repository see the Licencing Statement on each object and the DRI Factsheet No. 2: Copyright, Licensing, and Open Access.
DRI Website Licensing Statement
Content published on the Digital Repository of Ireland’s organisational website (www.dri.ie) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence unless otherwise stated.
Content on the website which is not covered by this licence is clearly marked with the appropriate licence or copyright statement.
Attribution for DRI CC-BY content
Please use the following attribution when reusing CC-BY licensed content from the Digital Repository of Ireland organisational website:
“This work includes content from the Digital Repository of Ireland’s organisational website, www.dri.ie, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)”
For DRI publications and digital objects published on repository.dri.ie, please use the attribution or citation text suggested on the publications and objects themselves, if available.
What is a Creative Commons Licence?
The Digital Repository of Ireland supports the principles of Open Access, and in recognition of this, content published on the Digital Repository of Ireland’s organisational website (www.dri.ie) is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
Creative Commons is a licensing system which allows content creators to assign a licence to their work rather than reserve their full rights under Copyright law.
The Creative Commons Attribution licence (commonly referred to as CC-BY) is the least restrictive of the available licences.
CC-BY allows users to distribute, remix and build upon a work, even commercially, as long as the original creator is credited. Please see the section above “Attribution for DRI content” for information on crediting content from the DRI website.
Although it is not required by the CC-BY licence, it is considered good practice when re-using content to let the content creator know that you are using their work. If you have re-used DRI content in your own work, you can email email@example.com to let us know.
Which content is not covered by the licence?
The Digital Repository of Ireland has applied a CC-BY licence to most content on the organisational website. However, the site also publishes content which it does not own or has not created, and cannot assign a licence to.
This content may include photographs, scanned archival documents, videos and publications. In cases where the DRI does not have permission to assign a licence to content, this content will be clearly marked with the appropriate licence or copyright statement.
This licence does not cover the content held in the Repository itself.
For further information on the DRI’s licence or to enquire about re-using copyrighted content, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on Creative Commons licensing, please see www.creativecommons.org.