[OSM-legal-talk] Tracing from Aerial Imagery

Lauri Hahne lauri.hahne at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 14:13:06 BST 2008

2008/8/5 Gustav Foseid <gustavf at gmail.com>:
>  - In addition to protection as individual photographs, the database of the
> photographs has database protection. The traces (KMZz) would, however, not
> be part of the database and not be protected as a database. Even all traces
> would not be a substantial part of a database consisting of photographs.

Sorry to resurrect such an old discussion but I only found it today.

The EU database laws protect parts of databases which are significant
in either quantitatively (amount) or qualitatively (what it is). So
IMHO doing some random drawings from a world-wide or national database
of aerial images should be ok but doing a trace of a village wouldn't
be ok as it matches the criteria of being qualitatively major part
even if it isn't a major part of the database when measured

Lauri Hahne

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