[OSM-talk] amenity=doctor or amenity=doctors ? [tagging]
Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Wed Feb 25 13:28:43 GMT 2009
>> Fwiw - I hold the view that the OS cannot own the status in any way as
>> the Highway Authority that decides / maintains the status. The only way
>> OS even know about the status is by the Highway Authority telling them
>> they do (and a few years later the OS *might* amend their mapping! -
>But you are overlooking Database Copyright. It's not the individual
>facts, but the way in which they are collated as a collection that is
>copyrightable. So if you are taking the information off their map, you
>are, in effect, ripping off their database.
Is that true though? The path status is a *separate layer* on top of the
OS map. So are you saying that the OS copyright of the underlying map is
somehow spreading to (in a GPL-like way, but obviously not coming from a
GPL standpoint!) the council-owned, and public domain, path status data?
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