Legal Issues with Volunteered Geographic Information

(2013) 57:1 Canadian Geographer

26 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2014

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Teresa Scassa

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) is a relatively newly and rapidly developing activity involves host sites, contributors and users with varying degrees of organization and legal sophistication. VGI related activities raise a variety of legal issues, from intellectual property to liability, defamation, and privacy. These issues may affect the rights and obligations of all those who use or participate in VGI activities. In this article, the author provides an overview of some of these legal considerations from the perspectives of the host, contributor, and user respectively.

Keywords: volunteered geographic information, copyright, privacy, legal issues

Suggested Citation

Scassa, Teresa, Legal Issues with Volunteered Geographic Information (2013). (2013) 57:1 Canadian Geographer, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2405302

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