[Openstreetmap] 1913 OS maps

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Tue Dec 20 06:51:09 GMT 2005


SteveC wrote:

> * @ 03/12/05 05:49:30 PM simon at rumble.net wrote:
> 
>>Hi folks.
>>
>>I bought one of the Godfrey reprints of the 1913 OS maps, for my area 
>>Hammersmith & Fulham.  It's fascinating because it's close enought to 
>>Central London to have been fully urban by that point in time, but there 
>>are definitely some differences.
>>
>>At no point in the reprint to Godrey claim copyright on the map, as far 
>>as I can see.  That, however, doesn't mean they don't HAVE copyright -- 
>>I believe that only comes into damages claims.
>>
>>I could take a photo of it if anyone's interested in seeing the level of 
>>detail, though there's plenty of info on the Godfrey site.
> 
> 
> My understanding is that the owner of the original copy of the map owns
> copyright of reproduction after the original crown copyright or other
> expired. So you need to own an original copy, which lots of people on
> the list do...

And copies regularly appear on eBay quite cheap. The 1950 copies are 
normally only a couple of pounds.

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Lester Caine
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