[OSM-talk] [OSM-legal-talk] A super quick poll

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Mon Nov 3 13:25:29 GMT 2008

> > On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 10:35 AM, maning sambale
> > <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> > You  didn't read the whole sentence:
> >>> ways that are contributed PD only,
> Of course at this point your eye is mysteriously drawn to the elephant
> in the room, which is "what deserves copyright protection?".
> Adding a couple of nodes to a way to neaten out the curve: no way.
> Simple tracing from Yahoo or NPE: nope, probably not, unless your
> jurisdiction is _really_ friendly towards "sweat of the brow". (Most
> aren't AIUI.)
> Putting your GPS on the dashboard, following a road for 30 miles,
> getting home, uploading the track, then faithfully tracing along it:
> doesn't look much like original creative work to me.
> Large-scale I-plucked-this-out-of-my-ass "creative mapping" bearing no
> relation to the facts on the ground, like someone has just done in
> Cheadle, Staffordshire, UK: yeah, that probably deserves copyright
> protection. And taking outside and shooting.

Imho, neither talk nor legal-talk (the two lists to which this post was
made) are the appropriate venue for this discussion. Should this discussion
more appropriately be continued on legal-general at openstreetmap.org? It's
chicken and egg here; until people use the new list it won't be used. 



> cheers
> Richard
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