[cc-community] Computer-generated derivative

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Mon Mar 9 11:52:34 EDT 2009


On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Gisle Hannemyr <gisle at ifi.uio.no> wrote:
> On 09.03.2009 13:04, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
>> If Fred has a program running on his computer that downloads
>> OpenStreetMap data (licensed CC-BY-SA),
>
> While CC-BY-SA 2.0 is the license you'll find  attached to the
> OpenStreetMap data, "data" is not protected by CC-BY-SA 2.0.
> The license defines "Work" as "copyrightable work of authorship",
> and "data" falls outside this definition.

Yes this is the basis of the current relicencing debate at OSM as you observe.

With Richard's question, if we assume the we are in a jurisdiction
where maps are copyrightable and the BY-SA work we are considering is
a map, what happens to Fred now?

Thanks.

- Rob.



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