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Short Definition: Signed agreement to exploit a piece of IP such as a process, product, data, or software.
Extended Definition: An official document that gives you permission to own, do, or use something, usually after you have paid money and/or taken a test. Commonly used licences for open access works include Creative Commons licences. In the UK context, information about licences can be obtained from the IPO (Intellectual Property Office).
Sources: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/licence, https://www.gov.uk/guidance/licensing-intellectual-property
Term Lead: Allison McCaig