[talk-au] Pools (Was: tennis court land)

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 17:25:04 GMT 2010


On 22 February 2010 22:59, David Murn <davey at incanberra.com.au> wrote:
> The problem is if someone doesnt like it, its easier to take OSM to
> court than google.  If they out-fund OSM in the legal stakes and won,
> they could set precedent which they could use against larger mapping
> groups like google.

You are assuming the EFF and/or others wouldn't take the case pro-bono.

> Maybe Im just paranoid about the whole privacy and intellectual-property
> deal, but Id rather play safe than sorry if adding data could
> potentially open OSM up to any liability, as I believe all mappers
> should be.

If you have a legitimate concern about the legalness of any mapping
activities you should talk about this on the legal list, mind you the
opinions expressed have been completely unhelpful in the past.




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