[talk-au] Copying address from business website?

Michael Collinson mike at ayeltd.biz
Mon Jul 22 13:26:31 UTC 2019

A simple test is: Am I helping their business? If it is the venue 
business itself, then yes you are. If you take from a listing site - 
where their value is the list itself, then no you are not, you are 
potentially acting to its detriment.

FYI, your till receipts are another good source.


On 2019-07-22 07:19, Andrew Harvey wrote:
> This has come up a few times on the mailing lists, and the advise 
> usually given is it's okay to source a few facts here and there like 
> the address or contact number, but just don't start taking a whole 
> database of venues and copy that database.
> On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 at 13:06, Kim Oldfield <osm at oldfield.wattle.id.au 
> <mailto:osm at oldfield.wattle.id.au>> wrote:
>     Is it acceptable to copy a street address (and other contact details)
>     from a business's webpage?
>     For example in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/72452124 (what
>     changed is easier to see at
>     https://osmlab.github.io/osm-deep-history/#/way/705884944 ) I
>     added the
>     street address as listed on their website.
>     If this isn't acceptable, what is an acceptable way of getting an
>     address if it is not obvious during a site survey?
>     Regards,
>     Kim
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