<div dir="ltr">We've got something similar in Belarus, leftover from USSR times. <div><br></div><div>For long time local mapping agencies tried to exploit that, which led to "there are no maps of Belarus in digital form available", which led to OSM being extremely popular here (<a href="http://maps.me" target="_blank">maps.me</a>, Galileo, OsmAnd are all made in Belarus, because of that reason). </div><div><br></div><div>In principle any map of Belarus (even if you've drawn it yourself just a second ago) is copyrighted by Belcartography, and they can sue you using local copyright-based laws.</div><div><br></div><div>For now the law is not used - people have to get license to have a "map", but it's alright to have "scheme not to scale" even if it happens to be to scale.</div><br><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr">пт, 13 мая 2016 г. в 12:11, Katja Ulbert <<a href="mailto:katja.ulbert@hotosm.org" target="_blank">katja.ulbert@hotosm.org</a>>:<br></div></div><div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">
  
    
  
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    <p>Hi Sajjad,</p>
    <p>I have been following the discussion around this bill, thanks for
      campaigning! As Robert said, if there is any we can do as HOT
      community other than supporting on social media don´t hesitate to
      ask. <br>
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    <p>Keep up the good work!</p>
    <p>Katja<br>
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    <div>On 13/05/16 05:54, Robert Banick wrote:<br>
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      <div dir="ltr">Hey Sajjad — 
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        <div>Thanks for the update. Let us know if there’s anything the
          global HOT community can do to realistically support your
          campaign. </div>
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        <div>Robert</div>
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        <div dir="ltr">On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 9:13 AM Sajjad Anwar <<a href="mailto:me@sajjad.in" target="_blank"></a><a href="mailto:me@sajjad.in" target="_blank">me@sajjad.in</a>>
          wrote:<br>
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          everyone,<br>
          <br>
          Ralph - thanks for bringing this here. A few of us have
          started a<br>
          campaign and collecting responses to the ministry to reduce
          the scope<br>
          of this bill. You can follow the conversations on<br>
          <a href="http://savethemap.in/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://savethemap.in/</a><br>
          <br>
          The bill in it's current state is very unlikely to get
          approved. Will<br>
          keep you posted.<br>
          <br>
          Cheers,<br>
          Sajjad<br>
          (<a href="https://twitter.com/geohacker" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/geohacker</a>)<br>
          <br>
          On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 12:06 AM, Carissa Brittain<br>
          <<a href="mailto:carissa.brittain@gmail.com" target="_blank">carissa.brittain@gmail.com</a>>
          wrote:<br>
          > The article in Geospatial World<br>
          > (<a href="http://geospatialworld.net/Professional/ViewBlog.aspx?id=477" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://geospatialworld.net/Professional/ViewBlog.aspx?id=477</a>)
          has a link to<br>
          > the May 5 draft of the bill<br>
          > (<a href="http://www.dst.gov.in/sites/default/files/Draft-NGP-Ver%201%20ammended_05May2016.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.dst.gov.in/sites/default/files/Draft-NGP-Ver%201%20ammended_05May2016.pdf</a>)<br>
          > but it doesn't seem to be complete.<br>
          ><br>
          > Techdirt's article<br>
          > (<a href="https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160509/09563834390/indias-proposed-geospatial-information-regulation-bill-would-shut-down-most-map-based-services-there.shtml" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160509/09563834390/indias-proposed-geospatial-information-regulation-bill-would-shut-down-most-map-based-services-there.shtml</a>)<br>
          > seems to have a more complete version:<br>
          > <a href="http://mha.nic.in/sites/upload_files/mha/files/GeospatialBill_05052016_eve.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://mha.nic.in/sites/upload_files/mha/files/GeospatialBill_05052016_eve.pdf</a><br>
          ><br>
          > 'Carissa Brittain<br>
          ><br>
          > On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 2:21 PM, Ralph Aytoun <<a href="mailto:ralph.aytoun@ntlworld.com" target="_blank"></a><a href="mailto:ralph.aytoun@ntlworld.com" target="_blank">ralph.aytoun@ntlworld.com</a>><br>
          > wrote:<br>
          >><br>
          >><br>
          >> An item for discussion.<br>
          >> This particular scenario existed when I was working
          for Philip’s and we<br>
          >> had to send to India for prior approval, an exact
          copy of any map of India<br>
          >> that we would include in any of our atlases. It
          appears that India is going<br>
          >> to roll this out further.<br>
          >><br>
          >> Is this something HOT will have to get prior
          permission for in the event<br>
          >> of a natural disaster? It certainly appears that way.<br>
          >><br>
          >> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36276754" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36276754</a><br>
          >><br>
          >> Regards<br>
          >><br>
          >> Ralph Aytoun<br>
          >><br>
          >> _______________________________________________<br>
          >> HOT mailing list<br>
          >> <a href="mailto:HOT@openstreetmap.org" target="_blank">HOT@openstreetmap.org</a><br>
          >> <a href="https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/hot" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/hot</a><br>
          >><br>
          ><br>
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          > HOT mailing list<br>
          > <a href="mailto:HOT@openstreetmap.org" target="_blank">HOT@openstreetmap.org</a><br>
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          --<br>
          Sajjad Anwar <a href="http://geohacker.in" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://geohacker.in</a><br>
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