[OSM-legal-talk] ODbL and publishing source data

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Mon Nov 28 09:50:16 GMT 2011

Frederik Ramm wrote:
> I think that anything said until here will not be disputed by Richard

Indeed not. :)

> the bit that *can* be disputed is whether or not it is permissible 
> to label your resulting image a database and then not release 
> the database behind it.

Yep. I read the EU Database Directive as expressly saying images are not
databases: "an audiovisual, cinematographic, literary or musical work as
such does not fall within the scope of this Directive". But as ever, IANAL.

> That, however, would have the consequence that you have to 
> share the image itself, which would not be the case under the 
> "Produced Works" provision.



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