[OSM-legal-talk] Database and its contents
simonbiber at yahoo.com.au
Thu Nov 25 22:48:46 GMT 2010
Gert Gremmen" <g.gremmen at cetest.nl> wrote:
> But there is no restriction to do with any work that is not protected by
>license or PD. In that sense any license is a restriction.
Not true, any copyrightable work that is not licensed or PD is assumed to be
"all rights reserved", and nobody may copy it or derive works based on it,
except through legislated "fair use" rights. The effect of any license is to
reduce that restriction, to grant some additional rights.
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