[OSM-legal-talk] Progressing OSM to a new data Licence regime
Iván Sánchez Ortega
ivansanchez at escomposlinux.org
Mon Feb 4 22:35:17 GMT 2008
El Lunes, 4 de Febrero de 2008, Gervase Markham escribió:
> My question is this: if the database as a whole is covered by a SA
> provision, but the individual facts are equivalent to PD, how can the
> law prevent a nefarious person splitting the database into lots of
> individual facts by e.g. putting each on a separate web page, then
> trawling the pages to reassemble their own database of all the facts,
> which they then own? It may have a different schema, but basically all
> the data would be there.
The law can't prevent that. But OSM (or the OSMF) could sue afterwards.
Basically, pulling every piece of data individually and putting it togheter
again is a transformation of the OSM DB, AFAIK.
This is when the definition of "substantial" in the law kicks in. If they
managed to get a hold on a substantial quantity of data by making lots of
non-substantial queries, they'll have a problem.
Disclaimer: IANAL, YMMV. Or, better said, "Your Jurisdiction May Vary".
Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivansanchez at escomposlinux.org>
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