[OSM-legal-talk] Mass import of TeleAtlas data
dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 13:43:06 GMT 2009
2009/2/7 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>:
>> OSM needs a protocol in which suspect material is reported in a particular
>> manner; contact is made with the mapper involved; a small time period is
>> given for reply; all suspect material removed until resolution.
> But in this case, as related by Albertas, the person who supposedly
> imported copyrighted material has, after being challenged, repeatedly
> created new accounts to upload data.
> It must be assumed that the person has the technical means to do this in
> an automated fashion.
> This means that suspending an account and/or deleting data of
> questionable provenance would not help. It would help in the sense of
> demonstrating that we try to do something (so if Tele Atlas complain we
> can at least say "but we're trying"), but it would not help to actually
> protect us.
> It will be very difficult to create technical measures to make us immune
> against such acts; and many potential measures fall into the category of
> we-do-not-want-to-go-there-nannyism and create undesirable barriers of
> entry for new users. We have to be quite careful.
if this goes on, we could try to legally enforce prevention ourself,
as this behavour violates our own terms and conditions (do not copy
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