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Using Other People’s Maps and Data: Let’s Keep it Legal

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Tuesday, August 19th 2014

Can you use a map created by the New York Times or USA Today? Can you use data created by a local government? Our editors look at copyright, fair use, creative commons and other licenses used for maps and data. 

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Map: Crime Incidents - Previous Three Months via

Show Notes

What Is Fair Use? — Columbia Copyright Advisory Office
ODC Open Database License (ODbL) Summary | Open Data Commons
This Map Shows the Wealthiest Person In Each State | TIME
Map: Crime Incidents - Previous Three Months | Data | San Francisco
Looking into lawmakers' county budget allocations - Orlando Sentinel
Open Data Commons
License and Copyright -
Creative Commons license - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
GNU General Public License - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ignite Education: Ten Things You Need to Know About Reusing Web Content
Open Database License - OpenStreetMap Wiki
Data - CC Wiki
Public domain maps

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