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vrbikdan Oct 04, 2012 12:36 PM
Hi all,
I would like to use CORINE Land Cover 2006 shp files, downloaded from this page, to create background of tourist map. I have some my own data, but I missed forests and urban areas (which I would use from CORINE). I'm going to sell final map (paper map) to my customer. Is it perfectly legal to do this? On this page: http://www.eea.europa.eu/legal/copyright is written, than using for commercial purposes is free of charge, but I would like to be sure of this. If this usage is ok, is anywhere copyright text for using on final map (for example: Map data from CORINE Land Cover 2006 (c)EEA) I could use?

Thanks for help and clarifying the licence,
Dan Vrbik
Replies (3)
demarinis Oct 04, 2012 02:33 PM
Yes, you can use it for commercial purpose,.

Please use the exact title and a link to the EEA webpage where you downloaded the map.

admin Oct 06, 2012 11:09 AM
Dear Vrbik,

Just to confirm and further clarify what has been already stated above and for anybody having similar questions.

The EEA copyright policy is very open and aims to facilitate the re-use of content produced by us as much and as easy as possible.

extract from the EEA copyright policy: http://www.eea.europa.eu/legal/copyright
"...Unless otherwise indicated, re-use of content on the EEA website for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the source is acknowledged..."

So, indeed commercial reuse is allowed.

Moreover all the content on the EEA website, otherwise indicated, is under the standard Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/dk/deed.en_GB
which apply
This makes it more clear what you are able to do.

We are not strict on how you credit us, but we would prefer our name to be cited as "European Environment Agency", not with the acronym only "EEA" since there are more organisations with same acronym.

In your case we suggest:
Credits to the European Environment Agency (www.eea.europa.eu) for CORINE Land Cover forests and urban areas data.

Kind Regards
vrbikdan Oct 06, 2012 11:01 PM
Thanks a lot for comprehensive answer ;)