[OSM-talk] Editing and tagging - Potlatch, or just JOSM?

Jon Bright jon at siliconcircus.com
Fri Aug 17 08:01:33 BST 2007

Hi Barry,

Barry wrote:
> "tracing rivers and other landscape features 
> from the Yahoo! imagery." - is this not breaking copyright????!!!!

As far as I understand matters:

a) OSM has an agreement with Yahoo! allowing certain uses of their 
imagery, this being one of them

b) When tracing satellite photos in this way, you're probably creating a 
new work, not copying the old one.

I may be wrong on either point.  I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on 
TV.  This is not legal advice.

Jon Bright
Silicon Circus Ltd.

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