[Talk-us] OSM map use w/o attribution at US News & World Report

Levente Juhász jlevente89 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 15:35:31 UTC 2018


Maybe I am missing something here but when I checked the link you provided
I can see the proper attribution displayed in the Leaflet map. Screenshot:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EBzE3_0Lc6qVkKeYYhYbpz9CFrWOiGpc/view

Cheers,
Levente

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 12:51 PM Steve Friedl <steve at unixwiz.net> wrote:

> [trying this again]
>
> Good morning,
>
> I've never done a use-without-attribution case before, would like to get
> some suggestions before I dive in. I'm pretty sure this is a "substantial"
> violation.
>
> It seems that US News & World Report is using OSM data/maps without
> attribution in their Health website; my opthalmologist's page
>
> https://health.usnews.com/doctors/jared-younger-768369
>
> includes a map that I instantly recognized as OSM.  I make it a point to
> enhance the maps every time I have an appointment somewhere, and I had done
> substantial cleanup of the maps in the northeast corner of Brookhurst &
> Ellis in Fountain Valley.
>
> The *current* map doesn't look much like the one in the US News page:
>
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/62921271#map=18/33.69463/-117.95174
>
> because of my subsequent changes, but - among other things - the spurious
> and incorrect segment of "Ellis Street" just below the main Ellis Street
> was
> leftover Tiger data that I'd fixed as well on changeset
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/62921271
>
> Digging in, it seems that US News runs their own tile server (example
> tile):
>
> https://maptile.usnews.com/tile0/12/707/1640.png
>
> so this is clearly them and not (say) Leaflet.
>
> Their terms & conditions page https://www.usnews.com/info/features/terms
> has
> a helpful email address copyrightagent at usnews.com that invites contacts
> about copyright issues.
>
> So, I think I should be following the procedure here:
>
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Lacking_proper_attribution
>
> with a polite note to them.
>
> Am I on the right track?
>
> Steve
>
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