[talk-au] [OSM Fork] Geoscience Australia Gazetteer 2010
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Wed Feb 22 10:07:52 GMT 2012
On 22 February 2012 08:49, Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> In Australia maps published by the crown fall into the public domain
> after 50 years.
But not necessarily scans of the maps (which can be their own original
piece of work), and which at least the state library and national library
generally impose their own copyright on.
And not necessarily even directly from the libraries either, which put
reuse conditions on works on their shelves.
Sydney University library makes it clear that they don't enforce copyright
or restrictions on copying and reuse on 20th century materials that are
otherwise out of copyright.
I don't know if other libraries have an explicit policy.
So although the map may be out of copyright, actually getting hold of an
original one with no reuse restrictions can be tricky, and generally relies
upon a govt agency to make them available so.
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