[OSM-talk] Maps and names
richard at systemeD.net
Fri Sep 1 12:16:32 BST 2006
Nick W wrote:
> IANAL again but quite possibly many people first learnt things from
> copyrighted maps. Surely there must be some common sense here. If someone
> learnt something from a copyrighted map when they were a child, surely that
> would be acceptable? There must be limits. Even if someone else told you a
> name, *they* may have learnt it from a copyrighted map.
> If that's the case we may as well forget about adding any names to the map
> unless we have documentary evidence of it. Even if we have known the name all
> our lives. I'd sincerely hope common sense would prevail here.
IM(non-legal)O such use is part of the implied contract when you buy a
map, and therefore ok.
In other words, "getting to know an area better" is one of the reasons
you buy a map, and OS/whoever should expect this use when they sell it
P.S. d'you think we could get the retired posties to contribute to
Free the Postcode? ;)
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