[OSM-legal-talk] [OSM-talk] EU Corinne dataset in the Public Domain

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Mon Aug 18 10:18:29 BST 2008


Jukka Rahkonen wrote:
> Now the question is if these data can be used. These is this document
> about terms of use:
> http://dataservice.eea.europa.eu/dataservice/termsofuse.asp

... which explicitly prohibits commercial use unless the agency has 
expressly granted the right to do so.

> Then in another place you can read:
> "The information available in these data is under copyright of the
> EEA and within the public domain. Public domain information in this
> these data may be used free of charge, provided the source is acknowledged.
> The acknowledgement should read "(c) EEA, Copenhagen, [year]""

Where is this other place?

> And a third version:
> "EEA grants free access to all its data/applications provided that
> the user agrees not to use the data/applications for commercial purposes
> unless the Agency has expressly granted the right to do so to and provided
> that the user agrees to display a link to the EEA web site
> http://www.eea.europa.eu and to acknowledge the source as follows:
> Copyright EEA, Copenhagen, 2007."

Again, no commercial use allowed. Sadly!

> So confusingly the data are of public domain variety that is not open
> for commersial? How about OSM, is it commercial or not?

It isn't but the data in OSM is not restricted, so anything we 
non-commercially import can later be used commercially.


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