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

Karl Grant karlgrant06 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 20:37:33 BST 2009


Paddy, Matthew: Many thanks for your quick replies. That clears it up for me, 
Now to start rooting 'round my grandad's old stuff; I'm sure he had a few.
If I find them, is there any central repository that I can upload the scans to?

Time to put longford on the map :)

Karl

On Thursday 03 September 2009 16:03:26 Patrick Casey wrote:
> The 1830-40 OS maps of Ireland are out of copyright in the sense that you
> can go into the National Archives and pick an 1842 map out of a drawer and
> copy it without infringing copyright. However, what the OSI offer on their
> website is another thing because they are not selling you the original maps
> but maps with added value, e.g. they are digitalised images. That's how all
> these reproducers of old material start the copyright clock again - either
> by supplying a digitalised file or adding some annotations or whatever.
> 
> Paddy
> 
> 
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> Subject: [OSM-talk-ie] (Out of) copyright maps in Ireland
> 
> 
> 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
> 
> OSI.
> 
> I found this in the Statute book
> Quote:
>      36.-Sections 24 to 35 shall not apply to Government or Oireachtas
> copyright or to the copyright of prescribed international organisations.
> End Quote
> 
> http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2000/en/act/pub/0028/sec0191.html
> 
> (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?
> 
> Karl
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