[OSM-legal-talk] Share-data licence

Tom Chance tom at acrewoods.net
Tue Mar 13 14:06:30 GMT 2007


On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 14:52:52 +0100, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> If I understand the CC guys correctly, database right is explicitly  
> NOT covered in the CC-BY-SA license, i.e. if you make a database  
> available under CC-BY-SA, the user can still violate database right  
> by using your data - the exception being CC-BY-SA Belgium and  
> Netherlands. (From the link that Richard posted recently.)
> Which, if true, means that
> * anyone under European jurisdiction cannot copy "substantial parts"  
> of our data without fear of legal troubles, even if he strictly  
> adheres to CC-BY-SA;
> * anyone not under European jurisdiction can take our data and do  
> what he or she wants without fear of legal troubles, even if he or  
> she completely disregards CC-BY-SA.
> Which, if true, means that
> * the effort we invest in collecting the data is potentially helping  
> businesses everywhere except in  our home continent.
> Which isn't too bad since our home continent has enough wealth already.
> Still...

We should certainly license our way around this if necessary.


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