Detection of copyrighted data

Hello everyone!

The Brazilian community is growing and now we are facing a problem. Some contributors may be importing copyrighted data. While we are defining a workflow to handle that, I would like to know if there are any tools that could help us detect if:

  • any data was copied from another map (in .osm format), with or without some form of “adulteration”
  • any imported data was traced over some other imagery (particularly Google’s)

I would like to know also which copyright legislation applies: that of the regions of the imported data, or that of where the database is stored and the service is provided?

Thank you in advance for any information.

As far as I know there is no framework that could help in detecting copyright fraud.

But maybe if you ask at the OSM legal.mailing list, there are some more experts?

Or try to contact the