It should be made clear (in the FAQ?) what an ORCID represent. It is currently unclear if it represents a person, or just that person while acting as a researcher. My best guess is the second - so it would be somewhat wrong for me to use my ORCID when describing the creator of my family photos. It is also currently somewhat unclear if an ORCID defines the same person under multiple names (I understand it does, but only because I added both my names for my ORCID) The discussion at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-lod/2013Mar/0038.html highlights the need for clarity on such aspects so that ORCIDs can be used as Linked Data identifiers (which is highly desired).
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