[OSM-legal-talk] Copyright of old media / images / maps

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Apr 5 14:01:13 UTC 2014

2014-04-05 6:01 GMT+02:00 Andreas Labres <list at lab.at>:

> Below the line the question is: was the act of reproducing that thing an
> act of
> creation (Akt der Schöpfung im Sinne des Urheberrechts; also mit der
> nötigen
> Schöpfungshöhe). This is usually granted for a photography. The copyright
> status
> (*Urheberrechts*status) of the reproduction is separate from the copyright
> status of the original (in the case of an act of creation).

in Germany you would have to have made creative decisions in order to have
protection, a simple reproduction which aims to reproduce with most
fidelity the original does not qualify for "Urheberrecht" (~ copyright).
Look here for reference (German):

Of course it is still true, if the creator sues you, you will have to
defend your point of view in court and see how they decide.

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