[Openstreetmap] London locations

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemeD.net
Sun Oct 9 22:06:11 BST 2005

On 9 Oct 2005, at 21:56, Daniel Haran wrote:

> What's this about placeopedia? The source code is free, the data is
> syndicated and free. PoP was built explicitly for sharing, and what
> they are doing is not against the Google TOS.

Steve is right. If you georeference a place by using a copyrighted map, 
such as Google Maps, you are creating a derived work from that map. [1] 
Ergo the data is not free. [2]


[1] ...under the prevalent interpretation of UK law. You are of course 
welcome to pay a lawyer to come up with a less sucky interpretation. :)
[2] Whether TeleAtlas choose to sue is their business. But that doesn't 
make it free.

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