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

Dale Puch dale.puch at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 21:26:33 UTC 2017

My mistake, Leaflet's example map and code on their main page do show
correct attribution to OSM

So back to the FBI  https://www.fbi.gov/cve508/technical-support seems to
suggest contacting a community outreach specialist in your local field
office (via a dead link for me).
just lists Training.RH at ic.fbi.gov as a possible contact

Dale Puch

On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 5:01 PM, Denis Carriere <carriere.denis at gmail.com>

> It's not Leaflet's fault the attribution is incorrect, their website is
> disabling the default attribution and adding a custom one.
> *~~~~~~*
> *Denis Carriere*
> On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 3:37 PM, Dale Puch <dale.puch at gmail.com> 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.
>> Dale Puch
>> On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 2:36 PM, David Kewley <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. Ideas for contacting someone who
>>> might be able to help with this issue:
>>>    - Call the national FBI number: (202) 324-3000 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 from https://www.fbi.gov/conta
>>>    ct-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,
>>>    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
>>> > wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 4:14 PM, Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 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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