[OSM-legal-talk] Interpretation of e-mail needed
osm at terbrueggen.net
Thu Sep 23 08:59:25 BST 2010
I requested permission to import routes of submarine cables from several
Today I got an answer of a US-based provider and I need a little help
> You can get cable locations if you search hard enough - all routes
> have to be submitted to various public agencies for permits and FCC
> collects routes for all US Landing cable systems - so they are in the
> public record - just may take some work to dig them up.
> We allow people to use the rpl's as posted on the web page
I'm no native speaker but for me this reads like: "Take our data, they
are in the public domain anyway. But if you dig a little deeper, you can
also find all other routes on US territory (because they are PD)"
Is my interpretation correct? May we use their data?
(And a little bit OT: does anybody living in the US know where to start
digging? My knowledge of US public agencies is a bit limited, to say the
(Search for "Seekabel"="submarine cable". The site in in German but you
can click the links)
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