[Talk-ca] Vancouver campus data

Corey Burger corey.burger at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 03:08:21 BST 2010

On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 7:00 PM, James Ewen <ve6srv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 11:37 AM, Corey Burger <corey.burger at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Bicycle racks would certainly be a welcome addition. I look at the
>> number around UVic and shudder.
>> However, who holds copyright on the data? They need to sign off on
>> importing it into OSM if it isn't licensed under fairly liberal terms.
>> If you don't know then it is likely all rights reserved. Plant Ops may
>> not have the ability to do this. Likely you are going to need to clear
>> it through Legal, which can add time and headaches.
> So this brings up a question for me...
> If Gregory were to wander around the campus, and mark the bike racks
> on his GPS, and upload that to OSM, it would be completely kosher.
> What if Gregory were to plan his outing to collect information by
> referencing the copyright information in the campus map. Would that
> make his information a derivative work? I would think not.

If you are using the map to navigate, I think there is a pretty strong
argument for deriviativeness. Better to simply wander around and find
them in a very systematic way.

> What if Gregory were to reference the location of the bike racks on
> the campus map, and then use the Yahoo Map images to locate the bike
> racks, and mark them on OSM. Would that now be a derivative work? This
> I don't know...

Yes, this definitely would be, because there would be no actual ground truthing.


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