[cc-community] Historical Maps Under A CC License
nsincaglia at musicnow.com
Thu Jun 9 11:38:53 EDT 2005
Could it be that the digital interactive nature of these maps on-line is
copyrightable? One might say these interactive digital versions are a
derivative work that can be copyrighted. Similar to the way Walt Disney
created cartoons of public domain stories.
This is just a guess.
From: Rob Myers [mailto:robmyers at mac.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 7:06 AM
To: cc-community at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [cc-community] Historical Maps Under A CC License
On Thursday, June 09, 2005, at 12:44PM, Evan Prodromou
<evan at bad.dynu.ca> wrote:
>On Thu, 2005-09-06 at 09:53 +0100, Rob Myers wrote:
>> An article at O'Reilly by a guy who's placed some of his collection
>> 150,000 historical maps online under a CC license.
>That's weird, considering that they're mostly 18th- and 19th-century
>maps. Why does he claim any copyright on them at all?
I don't know. Unless he's claiming the collection as a collective work
and copyrighting that, Dover-style. But I don't think that should affect
indivisual works, should it?
Incidentally, this seems to have been the only use of the BBC Creative
Archive License so far - the BFI claiming copyright on digitised public
domain works. I think we're going to see a lot more of this in the
future, a FAQ entry could save CC some work here.
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