[Talk-us] FBI using OSM on website... without attribution

Rihards richlv at nakts.net
Fri Jun 30 19:42:12 UTC 2017


On 2017.06.30. 22:37, Dale Puch wrote:
> A better route is to contact http://leafletjs.com/ since they are
> providing the actual map data thru their script.  Also they probably do
> so for lots of other sites.
> Leaflet does attribute Openstreetmap at the bottom of their main page
> page though.

leaflet is a library anybody can use - i assume they won't be happy
about people bothering them same as apache httpd project wouldn't be.

> Dale Puch
> 
> On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 2:36 PM, David Kewley <david.t.kewley at gmail.com
> <mailto:david.t.kewley at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     It looks like all the FBI field office sites are essentially part of
>     the national site, so they're all probably managed centrally. They
>     all credit Leaflet in the map widget, and use OSM tiles without
>     crediting OSM.
> 
>     It's been years since I've noticed webmaster links, like we used to
>     have in the early days of the Web. Poking around, I couldn't find
>     any technical feedback links at all on fbi.gov <http://fbi.gov>.
>     Ideas for contacting someone who might be able to help with this issue:
> 
>       * Call the national FBI number: (202) 324-3000
>         <tel:(202)%20324-3000> from
>         https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/fbi-headquarters
>         <https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/fbi-headquarters>.
>       * Email one of the Community Outreach addresses available at
>         various field offices ("Community Outreach" link near the top of
>         each field office's page). E.g. for the San Francisco office,
>         it's outreach.sf at ic.fbi.gov <mailto:outreach.sf at ic.fbi.gov>
>         from https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/sanfrancisco/community-outreach-1
>         <https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/sanfrancisco/community-outreach-1>.
>         Some other field offices also have outreach email addresses.
>       * On their "Businesses"
>         page https://www.fbi.gov/resources/businesses
>         <https://www.fbi.gov/resources/businesses>, they have a link for
>         "Intellectual Property Theft/Piracy"
>         at https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/white-collar-crime/piracy-ip-theft
>         <https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/white-collar-crime/piracy-ip-theft>.
>         While this issue seems economically tiny compared to the IP
>         theft issues they tend to spend time on, it might be possible to
>         get someone's help this way, since it's their own website.
>         (Although the reporting methods I found went to other offices,
>         not obviously directly to the FBI.)
> 
>     I won't be following up on these in the foreseeable future, but if
>     someone else does follow up, please let us all know what happens.
> 
>     David
> 
>     On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Joseph R. Justice
>     <jayarejay at gmail.com <mailto:jayarejay at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>         On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 4:14 PM, Mike Thompson
>         <miketho16 at gmail.com <mailto:miketho16 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>             https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/denver
>             <https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/denver>
> 
>             See map in upper right part of page
> 
> 
>         Does either the page for the Denver field office, and/or the
>         nation-wide field office locator referred to in a separate post
>         in this thread, include a "Contact the Webmaster" sort of link? 
>         Or even just a "Contact Us" link?  Those would be a first
>         obvious point of contact, I'd think...
> 
> 
> 
>         Joseph
> 
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