[OSM-legal-talk] attributing cc by attribution data

Sebastian Spaeth Sebastian at SSpaeth.de
Thu Jan 10 08:04:45 GMT 2008

Robin Paulson wrote:
> one possible problem i can see:
> it is a legal requirement of OSM to display that attribution and if
> the tag is editable by anyone, then it can be changed, either through
> malice, clumsiness or otherwise. this could lead to troublesome legal
> wrangles
> it's been talked about regarding a couple of other issues that have
> cropped up (the naming dispute over cyprus for instance) - maybe we
> need to lock some information, and allow it only to be edited by
> certain privileged administrators, who are held responsible for what
> happens to it?

That you cannot prevent anyway. People can always download the data 
remove the data locally. Delete the data on the server and re-upload it. 
(or parts of it).


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