[Imports] Calgary addresses

Pavel Machek pavel at ucw.cz
Wed Jul 20 09:34:27 UTC 2016

On Wed 2016-07-20 10:39:20, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2016-07-20 9:54 GMT+02:00 Pavel Machek <pavel at ucw.cz>:
> > Of course you are not allowed
> > to use OdBL licensed data to do anything unlawful. License does not
> > need to mention that explicitely.
> >
> it really isn't easy as that, because what is legal and what is not depends
> where you are, laws are restricted to countries (besides international law,
> which is only a tiny fraction of the whole). For example mapping military
> installations is likely forbidden in most countries, but if you're not in
> this country you can typically do it. Mapping in China (without using their
> proprietary, national fuzzing algorithm) is against the law, the Chinese
> law, anywhere else you can do it. With the ODbL (and CT) we are making
> contracts with the people contributing and using the data (civil law), this
> has nothing to do with what is generally forbidden (penal law).

Yeah, law is complex. But that does not matter.

You may not use OdBL licensed data to do anything unlawful. OdBL does
not need to mention it explicitely.

Lets see. I'll add copy of planet.osm to my website, saying "You may
use the data for any lawful purpose under the terms of OdBL." Can you
sue me for breaching OdBL? No, I did not add any additional
restriction, I just restated the obvious: you may not break the law.

If I learn you broke ODbL terms, you'll get sued in civil court, if
you I learn you are breaking the law, I'll notify the police. But
result is the same: you may not do either of that.

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