[Foundation-l] Copyrighted maps and Derived works from copyrighted sources.

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 23:15:22 UTC 2010

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:19 PM, James Alexander <jamesofur at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would say claiming copyright on a map is legitimate but I think the big
> issue here is the geotag's themselves (i.e the locations) since so many
> people use google maps or another tool to find the geo location. The
> locations themselves is what we have decided are facts and therefore
> copyrightable and I would think that openstreetmap should both be able to
> use those and should use those. I don't totally understand the thought
> process behind not allowing them to use actual geo locations from wikipedia.

The thought process (note: I do not agree with it) goes like this:
* A map or a sattelite photograph is copyrighted material
* Taking a location from a map or a photograph is getting a derivative
work from it
* You are not allowed to make a derivative work from a copyrighted source

André Engels, andreengels at gmail.com

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