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