On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 11:31:29AM +0100, Dave Page wrote:
I've been having a look at the legal pages for
both Yell (which I've
been using to obtain address and phone number information) and Streetmap
(which I've been using to acquire OS co-ordinates for nodes), and I'm
unsure as to whether this is permitted at all, even before we take the
CC license into consideration.
Yell is full of thick legalese , but the relevant section is:
I'd say that OG definitely falls into the category
of a directory, and
by adding our content and other data we're definitely falling foul of
4.i. Do we have some kind of fair use exemption here?
Doubt it. I have avoided taking data from Yell and similar, but rather
preferring to take data from the business's own publications. That way
it's not database right infringement.
Similarly with Streetmap :
"A single print of the results of a map search is permitted for your
own personal use. Otherwise the reproduction, copying, downloading,
storage, recording, broadcasting, retransmission and distribution of
any part of the Streetmap site is not permitted."
Do the OS co-ordinates count as part of the Streetmap site?
This is harder, because OS data is not commonly published by the
businesses. I don't know what to suggest here except insisting that OS
coords can only be put in by people with GPSes and so on, which would