[Tagging] [OSM-talk] Sourced from somewhere it shouldn't have been
mikh43 at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 5 09:11:05 GMT 2009
Great news ... I underestimated my more technically competent colleagues ... But it does seem to confirm that (appropriately old) 7th srs OS mapping is now out of copyright and legit!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason [mailto:avarab at gmail.com]
> Sent: 05 November 2009 08:53
> To: Mike Harris
> Cc: Tag discussion,strategy and related tools; talk at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] [Tagging] Sourced from somewhere it
> shouldn't have been
> On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 7:56 AM, Mike Harris
> <mikh43 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Dave
> > May be wise to be careful here! I am deliberately
> cross-posting to 'talk'
> > group given the potential importance of the issue.
> > Why do you assume that Ordnance Survey 7th Series mapping
> is NOT out
> > of copyright?
> > As far as I know the Crown Copyright rule is 50 years.
> > The 7th Series maps were published from 1952 to 1972 (with
> later revisions).
> > My clock says it is 2009 now (;>)
> > So if the source mapping happened to be one of the older
> ones (would
> > need to know which individual sheet and revision) it could
> well be out
> > of copyright and legitimate.
> > I thought that the problem was more that the nice people at
> OSM hadn't
> > got round to doing the rectification etc. to make the older
> 7th series
> > mapping readily available as an overlay like the NPE.
> The 7th series is being rectified and already available for
> use as a backdrop in editors:
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