[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
it.)

Steve



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