[OSM-legal-talk] 'Fair Use'
rob at robmyers.org
Mon Jan 12 14:52:48 GMT 2009
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 2:22 PM, Peter Miller <peter.miller at itoworld.com> wrote:
> There does however appear to be something in the UK about 'fair
> It seems a possible justification, but it may be a bit weak.
Fair Dealing is a list of specific, quantified exceptions to
copyright. It won't cover this unfortunately (IANAL, TINLA).
>> Under American law, whatever you can get away with in court.
> So what if someone in the US adds some data from a UN OCHA map to a
> global CCBYSA project!
I forget what happens when you "export" it.
>> There can be no certainty unfortunately.
> So what about a map from UNOCHA that makes no claim of copyright?
Everything produced in a country that's a signatory to the Berne
convention (and that's most countries) is *automatically* copyrighted,
so UNOCHA don't need to claim copyright.
> We are asking for permission in parallel, however we are not hopeful
> about getting a quick response.
Yes I can imagine that the UN won't move that fast. And I do
appreciate that this is an urgent issue that needs a fast and good
Is it worth creating a quarantined/sandboxed/forked version of OSM for
use specifically to track the conflict? Data from it could be rolled
into the main map as it is "cleared".
> Oh, so possibly we claim fair use and/or database directive whichever
> is applicable! I do get the message that we should generally not use
> this approach.
>> - Rob.
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