[OSM-legal-talk] Copyright status of OSM map data - publishable memo for USA

80n 80n80n at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 14:34:36 GMT 2011


On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 2:30 PM, 80n <80n80n at gmail.com> wrote:

> * Tracing from maps, and from GPS tracks, is most likely copyrightable.
> Although the GPS tracks are unlikely to be copyrightable.
>
Oops, I meant to say:
* Tracing from imagery, and from GPS tracks, is most likely copyrightable.
Although the GPS tracks are unlikely to be copyrightable.


> * If the map is considered to be a compilation then all contributors, as
> joint authors, have joint copyright ownership.
>
> And this point is specifically applicable in the US.  Does this joint
authorship doctrine apply in other jurisdictions?

80n
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