[odc-discuss] Ordnance Survey Data In Produced Works

Jordan S Hatcher jordan at opencontentlawyer.com
Thu Oct 14 17:46:31 UTC 2010

On 30 Sep 2010, at 13:42, Rob Myers wrote:

> On 09/29/2010 04:37 AM, Jordan S Hatcher wrote:
>> -- the second is that unless otherwise "specified by the Data
>> Provider" the requirement to keep notices intact (including the OS
>> license notice) in 4.2c together with the 4.3 notice for produced works
>> would seem to "acknowledge the copyright and the source of the Data".
> It would on Produced Works but would it be possible to create a Produced Work under a licence that allowed the notice to be removed on works derived/adapted from the Produced Work?
> i.e.
> Database (under DbCL/ODbL)
>  |
>  V
> Produced Work (under the imaginary "You May Remove Attribution" Licence)

You don't have to use an imaginary license -- a public domain dedication would allow removal of attribution (if the licensor had the right to do so).
>  |
>  V
> Derivative of produced Work (under the imaginary "No Attribution" Licence)
> If not, why not? :-)

Still thinking through this one, but if the OGL requires notice on everything then you couldn't remove the attribution.

This is an OGL question as opposed to an ODbL question though, as the ODbL still allows for attribution to stay intact.  The ODbL requires the notice to be on the Produced Work, unless I've misunderstood your question.



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