[OSM-talk] Maps and names
nick at hogweed.org
Fri Sep 1 11:05:26 BST 2006
> The unique benefit of OSM in this respect is that our tracklogs provide
> supporting evidence that the data was not derived from a copyright source.
> I'm increasingly of the opinion that we should be doing more to enforce the
> requirement that all data in OSM references it's source (tracklog,
> photographs, landsat etc).
Presumably the source could be 'memory'. For example there is a village
called Sway about 15 miles from where I live. I "know" that two of the roads
are called Manchester Road and Brighton Road, simply because I remember
things like that.
IANAL, but I cannot see how anyone could claim infringement of copyright over
that, simply because they would have no proof - I am 100.00% sure that those
are the correct names. Similarly Auckland Avenue, The Rise and Armstrong Lane
in Brockenhurst, again about 15 miles from where I live.
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