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« on: May 14, 2015, 11:04 »
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Does anybody know if I can use Wikipedia maps for a part of the products that I want to sell? Like in some slides of powerpoint or other illustration?

Like this one:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blank_map_of_Europe.svg

Thanks.


Semmick Photo

« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 11:22 »
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The licence is right there under the image

Quote
I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:
w:en:Creative Commons
attribution share alike   This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.   
You are free:
to share to copy, distribute and transmit the work
to remix to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
attribution You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
share alike If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 11:24 »
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The licence is right there under the image

Quote
I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:
w:en:Creative Commons
attribution share alike   This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.   
You are free:
to share to copy, distribute and transmit the work
to remix to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
attribution You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
share alike If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

Thanks, but as I'm not native english speaker I don't fully understand  :-[

« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 11:24 »
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Because is a share alike, you can't use for micro stock.....means you have to share the work in the same manner as the guy who did the map...you haVE to give it away.

The best thing is to find a list of maps in public domain...however the ones I know are not SVG or EPS. so you would have to retrace on top of it....

« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 11:30 »
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Here is a description of what these CC licenses are...they also have a "translation in other languages, check those links in the bottom of the page...Just in case you need.

creative commons licenses
creativecommons.org/licenses/


creative commons in public domain
creativecommons.org/about/cc0

« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 11:31 »
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Because is a share alike, you can't use for micro stock.....means you have to share the work in the same manner as the guy who did the map...you haVE to give it away.

The best thing is to find a list of maps in public domain...however the ones I know are not SVG or EPS. so you would have to retrace on top of it....

Thanks, that's what it thought. Have to grind some maps. I'll probably learn something new countries :D

« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 11:41 »
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I actually found this website: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/

What I understand is that I can use those maps freely. Even the ones that are .pdf (vector). Can someone take another look of that site?

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/usage_statement.html

Semmick Photo

« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 11:45 »
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To answer your question, you can use it in a powerpont presentation if you credit the author. You can use it in an illustration but that illustration will have to have the same licence as the donor image.


 

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