[OSM-legal-talk] WAS Re: [OSM-dev] Licence of the Mapnik style?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 11:18:51 BST 2012


Am 11. April 2012 00:06 schrieb Mike  Dupont <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com>:
> and this on the copyright of css :
> http://b0x0rz.deviantart.com/journal/Is-CSS-Copyrightable-214148624
> """First, a short answer to a question (for the impatient ones): "Is CSS
> Copyrightable?"
> No. Absolutely NOT. (note: This is valid only for the CSS code itself not
> any images it may reference.)"""


but according to the linked blog post you can protect it with a
trademark. Btw.: in the case of maps I find this strange, because the
CSS is the part that says what is displayed how, and this is mainly
the part of traditional maps, that is copyrighted (the style).

cheers,
Martin



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