Comments on FW Geography

Nice photo, John! I look forward to more of your geographical info. I know you have a ton.

Please be careful of licensing. I think including one photo falls under fair use, but if you're going to include a lot, it might be better to hyperlink to them.

-- RonHaleEvans 2009-06-15 14:47 UTC

If I take a screenshot of something in Google Earth, what kind of licensing would that fall under?

-- Yatima 2009-06-15 23:19 UTC

It's licensed however Google Earth is licensed, which might be as simple as "all rights reserved", but probably isn't.

However, the legal concept of fair use does have some bearing on the issue.

-- RonHaleEvans 2009-06-16 01:32 UTC
The image I snapped, especially combined with nearby textual attribution, seems fine for non-commercial webpage use as well as I can discern from the above page.

-- Yatima 2009-06-16 02:21 UTC

The question is whether, beyond fair use, the Google Earth licensing terms are compatible with the GNU FDL (see footer).

We will probably be moving to Creative Commons BY-SA along with Wikipedia, and those terms are less rigorous.

-- RonHaleEvans 2009-06-16 15:02 UTC

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