[OSM-legal-talk] Database and its contents
openstreetmap at firefishy.com
Tue Nov 23 13:23:22 GMT 2010
On 23 November 2010 13:04, Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com> wrote:
> As always, the standard reality check applies: if you believe that maps or the
> data they represent are not covered by copyright, please start large-scale
> photocopying of some commercial maps, or copying the information from them into
> another format that you then publish.
Here is some data:
<node id="915100779" lat="51.5798222" lon="-0.3341762" version="2"
changeset="6058195" user="Walter Schlögl" uid="78656" visible="true"
<tag k="name" v="McDonald's"/>
<tag k="amenity" v="fast_food"/>
<tag k="cuisine" v="burger"/>
The position is a fact, name is a fact, cuisine they serve is a fact,
along with the other details.
Facts cannot be copyright. Creative Commons licences are not designed
for factual information.
Creativity is used in the above data. Whereas on the rendered map
http://tile.osm.org/18/130828/87084.png I would argue that creativity
has been used to choose the icon, position the text/icon and create
the "halo" around the text/icon, which is all contained in the mapnik
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