[OSM-talk] Revert requests in general
ian.dees at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 18:25:26 BST 2010
On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 12:14 PM, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> On Aug 6, 2010, at 11:09 AM, John Smith wrote:
> > On 7 August 2010 03:04, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> >> Sounds like you've never been to court. Who's right or wrong is a
> secondary consideration here, the first order of magnitude issue is who has
> more money. We lose on that one.
> > So basically anyone can make any copyright claim they like and OSM
> > will throw out data rather than risk going to court over the matter?
> If they have several orders of magnitude more money then probably the
> cost/benefit tradeoff would suggest throwing out the data is the better
> Of course you could envisage entirely frivolous claims or losing huge
> amounts of data, but I suspect it would more be a list of 10-100 users and a
> relatively small set of data. Losing that compared to an injunction shutting
> down OSM (which would be an early step if we didn't comply, as we're the
> publisher of the data and safe harbor would be argued against) I'd pick lose
> the data.
Slightly offtopic (hah!), but I'm curious: is OSMF setup to respond to this
sort of situation quickly while maintaining communication and input from the
OSMF members and greater community (where "OSMF members" is a set of people
contained within the set "greater community"). What procedure would be
followed if OSM received a legal threat? To whom would the threat go?
(I think this is important for more than legal-talk@ to know)
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