[OSM-legal-talk] Can I buy some maps to draw my City?

Jeffrey Martin dogshed at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 00:28:19 BST 2008

On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 6:32 AM, Łukasz Holetzke
<lukasz.holetzke at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Whole story on: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/GoLDie/diary/3376
> "(...) I thought about buying some aerial photos [1], but I don't know
> if there are some legal issues for making the beautiful map of my city
> (...)"
> and
> "I'll try to translate our conversation:
> Me: Buying your photos allows me to create maps of roads and terrain?
> Created maps will be made available under a Creative Commons License
> Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic.
> They: Yes, if the product created by you does not contain any part or
> all of our orthophotomaps and it wont be posssible to obtain from the
> file our orthophotomaps (clearly - the layers must be seperated)."
> What do you think about this?
> The maps aren't so expensive: 1km^2 cost about 10Euro + VAT. I would
> buy some for my projects.
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That makes sense to me and if it's true then it would apply to all
aerial photography
and not just theirs.

That makes me think that there is some court ruling that would make it
not be true.

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