[OSM-legal-talk] Reverse Geocoding

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemeD.net
Tue Apr 8 21:03:20 BST 2008

tinkerbell.REMOVE.SPAM at gsmpaaiml.com wrote:

> On Fri, 04 Apr 2008 09:34:33 +0200, Iván Sánchez Ortega
> <ivansanchez at escomposlinux.org> wrote:
>> El Viernes, 4 de Abril de 2008, tinkerbell.REMOVE.SPAM at gsmpaaiml.com
>> escribió:
>>> There is no „minimal size of data” for the CC-BY-SA to apply.  
>>> Hence all
>>> „viral SA” elements are triggered.
>> Yes, there is.
> No. The CC-BY-SA still applies. There is no clause in the CC-BY-SA
> claiming data has to have this or that amount.

There doesn't need to be. CC-BY-SA essentially works through  
copyright and copyright, in the EU at least, does not subsist in  
minimal amounts of factual data. (There is an argument to say that it  
doesn't subsist in larger amounts of factual data, which is why  
database right exists.)


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