[OSM-legal-talk] [OSM-newbies] Copyright for street names
tony at tmtm.com
Sun Jan 6 21:53:57 GMT 2008
Bernd Raichle wrote:
> Subproblem b) is IMHO the real problem. This association of a way (or
> part of it) with a name is copyrightable.
In what jurisdictions? On what basis?
Associating the name with the way requires no creativity, it is again a
bald statement of fact that cannot be done any other way.
*Drawing* the way in the first place from a copyright source would incur
problems, but assuming the placement of the way is safe, I don't
understand your point about associating a name to it.
Disclaimer: I am not arguing here that we should change the OSM policy.
This is just a discussion of what the law is / is likely to be.
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