[talk-au] Does this mean?.....

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Tue Dec 21 02:08:44 GMT 2010

On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Nick Hocking <nick.hocking at gmail.com> wrote:
> Since taking a photo of something entails little or no "independent
> intellectual effort",

In what context? Obviously artistic photography is copyrightable.
> Also I believe that the following actions also entail little or no
> "independent intellectual effort".
> 1) walking/riding/driving around with a gps turned on and collecting GPS
> traces.
> 2) Tracing roads from either GPS traces or any imagery.
> 3) Copying down street names from a street sign and then adding then to a
> traced road.
> 4) Noting and publishing the location of POIs.
> 5) etc...

Who knows. Without a copyright lawyer, I don't think we'll get far by
trying to interpret the results of this case. (I would point out that
the case seemed to be about processing existing data, not producing


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