[OSM-legal-talk] Removal of CC-SA-BY licensed data from OSM after ODbL takes effect
frederik at remote.org
Wed Dec 10 01:18:44 GMT 2008
Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> Finally, in the license FAQ Steve Coast wrote "We may take the view
> that those who have made small contributions, but cannot be contacted,
> would relicence their data under the new licence.".
> Only the copyright holder can grant you permission to distribute their
> work under a given license.
Provided that there is a copyright. Rephrase Steve's words as "We may
take the view that certain small contributions are not subject to
copyright and thus can be included in the new data set under the new
license." and you're clear of copyright infringement ;-)
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