[OSM-talk-ie] (Out of) copyright maps in Ireland

Karl Grant karlgrant06 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 15:08:30 BST 2009

Hi all,
Just trying to figure out if I can use old maps as a base for OSM. During my 
research I have found an OSI site www.irishhistoricmaps.ie which provides the 
same (pre 1900) for sale. But its terms state that all maps are copyright of 

I found this in the Statute book
     36.—Sections 24 to 35 shall not apply to Government or Oireachtas 
copyright or to the copyright of prescribed international organisations.
End Quote


(4) Government copyright in a work shall expire 50 years from the end of the 
calendar year in which the work was made.

Anyone got any more information on this?


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