[OSM-talk] Illegal activity
dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 11:28:09 GMT 2009
2009/11/1 Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com>
> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 10:13 AM, Jukka Rahkonen wrote:
> > There is an interesting blog post at http://www.systemed.net/blog/?p=100
> > Tracing a copyrighted work, is not necessarily copying. See image at
> > Sure, the image itself is copyrighted. ...
> I don't like this thread because it could leave the impression that
> tracing on orthophotos is not a copyright infringement. Unfortunately,
> it is. People are mixing factual data visible on a picture like "the
> forest is on the east of the lake" and georeferenced data based on
> orthorectified photos. Reading a street sign on street view is on the
> first category. Tracing on Google Maps or others is in the second
> category and is copyright infringement. Point.
besides from the (AFAIK unanswered question) if partly tracing an orthofoto
is a copyright infringement, it is an infringement of Google's Terms of
Service, and: there is common consense in OSM that we don't use sources that
might be copyrighted (namely and explicitly Google's) unless we have written
and explicit permission to do so.
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