[OSM-legal-talk] Ordnance data
wilbanks at creativecommons.org
Wed Feb 20 03:30:28 GMT 2008
OK, now we are at the heart of it.
If the database law attaches, you're using a bad law - one that may well
be repealed, and has been rebuked even by the EC itself. And it's
uncompiled code - we don't know what "substantial" extraction means, or
what I could do if I downloaded and extracted in a non-governed domain.
If the copyright law attaches and the data is PD, I can extract it and
your contract doesn't matter.
You pays your money and you takes your choice.
Iván Sánchez Ortega wrote:
> El Miércoles, 20 de Febrero de 2008, John Wilbanks escribió:
>> *Maps* may indeed be copyrighted.
>> The data that underlies those maps is probably in the public domain...
> Agreed, and that's what the Open Data Factual Info License addresses.
> *But* when you put together a large enough quantity of PD data, you get either
> DB protection or copyright protection (depending on your jurisdiction).
> That's what the ODL addresses, and that's how we can keep the share-alike
> (Disclaimer: IANAL, this e-mail may be biased)
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