[OSM-legal-talk] Reverse Geocoding

Iván Sánchez Ortega ivansanchez at escomposlinux.org
Fri Apr 4 08:34:33 BST 2008

El Viernes, 4 de Abril de 2008, tinkerbell.REMOVE.SPAM at gsmpaaiml.com escribió:
> IANAL, but no matter how teeny-weeny the data is, someone is using, still
> the data comes licenced under CC-BY-SA.
> There is no „minimal size of data” for the CC-BY-SA to apply. Hence all  
> „viral SA” elements are triggered.

Yes, there is.

Let's re-read this clause in CC-by-sa 2.0:

2. Fair Use Rights. Nothing in this license is intended to reduce, limit, or 
restrict any rights arising from fair use, first sale or other limitations on 
the exclusive rights of the copyright owner under copyright law or other 
applicable laws.

It means that CC isn't here to overcome local copyright law. So, if your local 
jurisdiction has a fair use right (e.g. US), you can apply it, no matter the 
CC license. The same applies for citation rights, private copy, parody, etc 
etc in other jurisdictions.

Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivansanchez at escomposlinux.org>

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