[Talk-us] USGS imagery (was: Changeset 5393406)

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 07:10:36 BST 2010

On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 1:08 AM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
> Even though they are technically just "hosting" public domain data, the
> nature of public domain is that they can claim copyright over it within the
> context of their hosting service (just as people can print it in a book and
> claim copyright on the book).

They can claim copyright on the book itself, but at least in the US
there's no valid copyright on any public domain images or text within
the book. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgeman_Art_Library_v._Corel_Corp.

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