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

Gervase Markham gerv at gerv.net
Thu Dec 10 16:11:48 UTC 2009

On 10/12/09 01:03, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> "Commercial use" is a red herring and not enshrined anywhere in UK law.
> The issues are, rather, that of privacy and endorsement. If the
> photograph is taken in a public place, and is not used to endorse a
> particular product or viewpoint, then you are absolutely in the clear in
> the UK. If the photograph is of a private place or is used in a way
> which implies endorsement, then things are a little trickier.

Thank you for clarifying that. I still think that, if we are going to 
put images in a press pack and therefore don't know the uses to which 
they may be put, it is at least polite, if not required, to get the 
permission of identifiable people depicted.


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