[OSM-legal-talk] hands on commercial applications

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at crschmidt.net
Fri Jun 20 00:37:17 BST 2008

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 01:28:42AM +0200, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> >> For example, imagine you would allow your users to save the flightpath in a 
> >> file and later generate a film sequence that re-plays the in-flight view, 
> >> and save that as a movie file. That movie file would contain pictures of 
> >> aeronautical data and OSM data 
> [...]
> > You're wrong. The file would be a collective work
> You're saying that a movie file containing bits of OSM data and bits of 
> other data, in a way that they cannot be separated from each other, 
> might still be a collective work?
> According to that logic I could produce a printed map that is based on 
> an OSM map and has proprietary data printed into it and still claim this 
> to be a collective work... actually I wouldn't object to this being the 
> case but until now I believed that project consensus was this would 
> clearly make a derivative, not collective work.

This has always been my understanding as well. 

Christopher Schmidt
Web Developer

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