[OSM-talk] Licence of Soviet military topographic maps
bestoujev at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 07:48:39 BST 2010
Did they show you any documents confirming that that do really have
ANY rights to sell those maps? I\m sure they did not...
2010/6/24 jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com>:
> We purchased them from this site :
> Here the same data is available from a usaid sponsored project :
> On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 8:28 AM, Eugene Iline <evgeniy at ily.in> wrote:
>> Have you really officially purchased them from Russian government, its
>> military divisions or perhaps from Roskartografiya?
>> 2010/6/24 jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com>
>>> On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 7:42 AM, Kirill Bestoujev <bestoujev at gmail.com>
>>>> No, they are not out of copyright. All the rights of USSR were
>>>> transfered to Russian Federation. Neither USSR, nor Russian Federation
>>>> ever transferred those maps to public domain or in any other way
>>>> allowed free use of them. Most of that maps were stolen from exUSSR
>>>> military bases in republics, which separated from USSR in 90-s.
>>>> In Russia disclosing of such maps (not 100k, they were openly
>>>> publiched, but 50k) is still a crime - treason. There was such a case
>>>> a month ago.
>>>> SO: old USSR military maps are not allowed to be used in OSM.
>>> Oh really?
>>> I read that they were sold.
>>> We had purchased them and were using them, also for osm.
>>> The consensus was that they are public domain.
>>> lets straighten this out.
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>> Best regards,
>> Eugene Iline
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