[talk-au] Talk-au Digest, Vol 65, Issue 24

Russell Edwards russell at edwds.net
Fri Nov 23 12:55:02 GMT 2012


Sigh. We really need a blanket policy of PD for government publications 
in AU.

On 22/11/12 16:52, nicholas.g.lawrence at tmr.qld.gov.au wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Mike from TMR got in touch with me this morning reversing his
> > statement about using tourist route information on local council
> > maps, see below. I haven't used them to add anything to OSM anyway.
> > "Hi Wil,
> >
> > Unfortunately your posting on Open Street Map has caused me some grief!
> >
> > It seems I was not correct in thinking that the maps I provided as
> > reference material in PDF form can be freely used. Those on my GIS
> >  section with a greater understanding of copyright matters have
> > decreed that copyright does actually exists over this information
> > and therefore it cannot be made available to Open Street Maps.
> >
> > <name>, one of my GIS associates, can provide more information on
> > copyright matters pertaining to this data if you wish to discuss
> > possibilities but it seems likely that it will not be possible to
> > use this data in the way you envisaged in the short term at least.
> > You can reach <name> on <number>.
> >
> > My apologies for the confusion, but would you please update your
> > posting to withdraw the expectation that the route marking
> > information I provided can be made available to Open Street Map
> >
> > Kind regards,
> >
> > Mike"
>
> Just to clarify, I am the <name> that was redacted. :-)
>
> Cheers,
> Nick
>
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