[OSM-legal-talk] 'Fair Use'
peter.miller at itoworld.com
Mon Jan 12 13:37:20 GMT 2009
As you may know a number of us are focusing on mapping the Gaza Strip
We have now collected a good body of information on Gaza that is
copyright to someone or other. We have identified further sources that
don't make any copyright statement. Details here:
What information can we use from these sources under 'fair use' rules?
Wikipedia has a good article on 'fair use' here:
I have already annotated the map of Rafah with some additional Suburb
names taken from an OCHA map citing 'UN OCHA - fair use' as the
source. To what extent can we add additional content from these
sources without getting approval from the copyright holder? The
wikipedia article gives general guidance on this.
Do people have an opinion what level of use would be acceptable?
Personally I suggest that we now have a sufficiently mature map based
on CCbySA data that we could add suburb names for Gaza and also major
facilities on the strip from some of these other map sources without
problem - especially as the source for much of this data is UN OCHA.
There is a discussion about this on the Gaza talk page, however do
feel free to respond here and I will summarise our conclusions on the
Should we create a 'fair use' page on the wiki and spell out our
More information about the legal-talk