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

Kathleen Lu kathleen.lu at mapbox.com
Sun Apr 14 08:48:08 UTC 2019

For Berne counties, I think it technically depends on where the
"infringement" takes place, whatever that would mean in this scenario, but
the idea that Google would go to another country to spend $$$ to sue over
this one line is preposterous to me.
Let me put it this way: I would be comfortable taking the "risk" myself.

On Sun, Apr 14, 2019, 10:03 AM Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> sent from a phone
> > 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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