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On February 5, 2015,  ELRA, the European Language Resource Association joined the ODRL Community Group.

The Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL) is a Rights Expression Language (REL) aimed at expressing rights information over digital content.

The Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL) is a proposed language for the Digital Rights Management (DRM) community for the standardisation of expressing rights information over content. The ODRL is intended to provide flexible and interoperable mechanisms to support transparent and innovative use of digital resources in publishing, distributing and consuming of electronic publications, digital images, audio and movies, learning objects, computer software and other creations in digital form. The ODRL has no license requirements and is available in the spirit of "open source" software.

The ODRL Community Group is a W3C Group working on automating licensing processes on the basis of a legal ontology in RDF/OWL.

 To learn more about the work done within the ODRL Community Group, visit

For more information on ELRA's involvement, please contact Khalid Choukri @ [javascript protected email address].