[OSM-talk] Licence of Soviet military topographic maps

Alexandr Zeinalov shurik at sbin.ru
Thu Jun 24 11:53:02 BST 2010


But you should know that there are some copyright international agreements
between many countries. Russian laws can't be used in England, and russian
military secrets can't be protected by English laws. But it doesn't
concern with copyright laws. Roscartographia is a copyright holder for
soviet topo maps, so its rights may be protected by English laws.

> I think you should take this to the legal list.
> As far as I know, the copyright laws of england count for osm, not those
> of
> russia.
> mike
>
> 2010/6/24 Alexandr Zeinalov <shurik at sbin.ru>
>
>>
>> > We purchased them from this site :
>> > http://mapstor.com/
>>
>> AFAIK this is not legal seller of maps, and poehali.org too. They both
>> hosted outside Russia. So this maps can't be reliable identified as
>> public
>> domain maps.






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