[OSM-legal-talk] Using Google Street View to perform "virtual survey"

Paulo Carvalho paulo.r.m.carvalho at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 13:47:20 UTC 2014


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> Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 02:38:07 +0200
> From: Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> To: "Licensing and other legal discussions."
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> Subject: Re: [OSM-legal-talk] Using Google Street View to perform
>         "virtual        survey"
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> > Am 07/apr/2014 um 02:24 schrieb Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>:
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> > You can always file for a declaratory judgment:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaratory_judgment
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> interesting, wouldn't it be a good idea to try this for deriving facts
> from google sat or street view? On the other hand this would maybe not work
> out for OSMF with their seat in London? In European jurisdiction with its
> database doctrine those will probably be protected also when deriving
> uncopyrightable facts
>


Wikimapia also doesn't have a permission from Google to use its sat imagery
to build their maps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiMapia#Licensing .  An
on-going discussion in their forum was locked and several members tried to
derail the topic towards the inquirer:
http://wikimapia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10055&start=10.  It seems
that Wikimapia has also this concern in mind.  Their usage of Google
material is rather obvious and they've been getting away with it for five
years...

regards,

Paulo
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