[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.

Gerv




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