[OSM-talk] FCC public documents license and submarine cables mapping

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Apr 14 08:03:20 UTC 2019

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> On 14. Apr 2019, at 09:47, Kathleen Lu via talk <talk at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> My opinion as a copyright lawyer is that there is nothing copyrightable in the single line that consists of the proposed route, under US law. 
> Of course others are free to disagree. 

are you sure that US law applies when someone takes these maps and adds the contained information into OpenStreetMap?
Is there a general agreement whose law applies, does it depend on where the mapper is located while mapping? Does it depend on where you get sued? (e.g. Google could sue in the US but also for example in Ireland through child companies).

Cheers, Martin 

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