[OSM-talk-be] atlas der buurtwegen/des chemins vicinaux - legal aspects
kurt at roeckx.be
Fri Aug 29 19:27:11 BST 2008
On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 02:48:45PM +0200, Mark Van den Borre wrote:
> As mentioned before, I have been doing some research on the legal
> possibilities to reuse old Atlas der Buurtwegen/des Chemins vicinaux
> maps as an additional source for openstreetmap.
> After consulting with CIR (centrum voor intellectuele rechten,
> Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), the first results are in.
> Bad news first. Apparently, even for out-of-copyright information like
> the 1840's maps, we need a license because we are reusing government
> information. See
> http://vereenvoudiging.be/showpage.php?iPageID=721&sLangCode=NL .
Is that special in case of government information? I was under the
impression that for something like that copyright would have expired
70 years after publication.
Most of the borders got changed in 1976-1977. I wonder if anything was
published in het staatsblad/moniteur, and wether that is public domain
> The good news. We are most likely to get this use granted, but we do
> have to send in a request before we can do so.
Did you already take a look at that "standard license" they have there?
It doesn't seem to allow "reuse" as I understand it. It just seem to
mean that people can "use" government information.
Anyway, when I contacted AGIV, I've asked about that too, and atleast
they didn't implement anyting of it.
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