[OSM-talk] Overpass API turned off due to Upload Filter thread

Roland Olbricht roland.olbricht at gmx.de
Thu Mar 21 05:21:01 UTC 2019

Hello everybody,

on 26th March the European parliament will vote on the Directive on
Copyright in the Digital Single Market. This directive would as a side
effect threaten the OpenStreetMap project with substantial legal and
technical burdens, see

To inform all users both about the problem and possibilities to protest
against that proposed bill, the Overpass API shows only an informative
result today. This will last until about 20:00 UTC.

If you need the usual functionality then please change temporarily to
the base URL
This URL remains available until the Overpass API returns to normal
operations. If you use Overpass Turbo then please change it in "Settings
 > General".

I'm sorry for the inconvenience. This shall defeat much greater
inconvenience stemming from the fallout of the proposed bill.

Best regards,


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