Reconciliation between CC and ODC
Posted Jan 23, 2011 20:19 UTC (Sun) by epa
In reply to: Reconciliation between CC and ODC
Parent article: OpenStreetMap's point of no return
a phone book includes addresses, which is map data, according to you, this is as good as bing a map.
I don't think a list of addresses is really anything like a map. A map is a schematic representation of certain chosen features of the real world (whether physical features, or conceptual ones like political boundaries), transformed into an abstract geometric space (most commonly a 2-d plane) using a fixed projection.
A phone book doesn't really contain any map information, nor can you extract map information from it. So I don't think it is a map, and that is why it does not fall under the copyrightability of maps.
I didn't mean to imply that any collection of facts about the real world or about addresses or location of objects is automatically considered a map.
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