[Osmf-talk] OpenStreetMap in UK's New Scientist

Gervase Markham gerv at gerv.net
Wed Dec 9 23:39:37 UTC 2009

On 09/12/09 22:12, paul sandham wrote:
> Thanks for pointing this out Gerv. I have assumed that because OSM would
> not in this instance be using any images for commercial cases.

If they are part of a press pack or similar, then others might use them 
in that way. After all, publishing in a paper is commercial use - the 
paper is sold for money. It seems to me to make much more sense to get 
model releases.

> To summarise as the images would be part of a media pack and therefore
> used for editorial - New Scientist - purposes, that the purpose of
> publication would not be commercial and that none of the images would
> have "identifiable" images of individuals means that OSM should be fine.

If the people are not identifiable then I agree, model releases are not 


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