[OSM-legal-talk] Using a map on a sign

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Mon Aug 4 09:42:45 BST 2008


> I am wondering if I can use this sign and others for a draft map  
> and for
> streetnames:
> http://m.roetsch.dasevil.de/up/Karte_Sehl.jpeg  [143KiB]
> In my opinion Panoramafreiheit (freedom of panorama) applies.
> The map is placed in public and it is painted directly on the metal
> plate, so it is permanent.
> The problem may be, that it is not my intention to reproduce this map
> exactly, which is allowed, but to create another map.

My completely non-lawyer opinion is thus: If the government puts up  
signs that have the name of a street on them (a.k.a. street signs)  
then we take it for granted that we can use them. So if the  
government puts up signs that have the names of 10 streets on them,  
like your example does, we can obviuosly use them as well.


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