Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby ccdmas » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:54 am

blackb0x wrote:what i don't understand: reporting mobile speed cams still is possible.


Yeah, that's pretty ironic. *If* there really would be a legal issue here, it would still exist unchanged.

and another thing: german laws on speed cams have been the same for a very long time now. how come waze came up with that right now?


Obviously through Google. Consider there *really* would be a legal issue for the manufacturer of the app. It would have never affected Waze, as Waze as no official office in the EU, let alone the individual countries. Even if they would break german (or swiss) law, nobody could do anything against them.

Totally different story now they're part of google. Google *has* official offices in the EU and in Switzerland, so immediately after the aqcuisition, there now could be legal action against them.

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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby milkyway35 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:17 am

Report police is not only for mobile speedcams.

With the police icon, you report policemen. They can control speed, or anything else. I dont think it could be forbiden in any country to say "hey there is a policemen here"
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby DFFF00 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:34 am

maybe waze is getting shut down slowly so people go back to gnav.
but i remember waze saying, that nothing will change because of the aquisition...

and how long can it take to ask a lawyer about the speed cam thing? half an hour? asking two lawyers just to make sure is an hour on the phone. but it doesn't take over a month, that's for sure
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby popel22 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:15 am

milkyway35 wrote:Report police is not only for mobile speedcams.

With the police icon, you report policemen. They can control speed, or anything else. I dont think it could be forbiden in any country to say "hey there is a policemen here"


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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby milkyway35 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:29 am

popel22 wrote:
milkyway35 wrote:Report police is not only for mobile speedcams.

With the police icon, you report policemen. They can control speed, or anything else. I dont think it could be forbiden in any country to say "hey there is a policemen here"


It is

Then the country is not compliant with the Human rights european convention that allow you to communicate
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby gas_85 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:19 pm

milkyway35 wrote:
popel22 wrote:
milkyway35 wrote:Report police is not only for mobile speedcams.

With the police icon, you report policemen. They can control speed, or anything else. I dont think it could be forbiden in any country to say "hey there is a policemen here"


It is

Then the country is not compliant with the Human rights european convention that allow you to communicate


It is aloud to report policeman and show them on the map, but it is illegal to have device/application that can worn you in advance about police cameras. So, if Waze implement switcher "on/off" police sound notification it should be enough.
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby DFFF00 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:56 pm

how can we help waze to hurry up with the decision?
should i list a few english-speaking lawyers in germany? or find a few lawyers in israel who know german law?

what is it that's taking so long?
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby CBenson » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:54 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:If, after study and review, they determine cameras can be put back legally, they will. We just have to wait. Working with lawyers can take months just to figure out the simplest of things sometimes.

On the other hand, they could just decide they have other things to do while we wait. The problem is that some of us might have faith that there is study and review going on. Others may not have so much faith. This communication problem is one that waze could easily solve.
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby milkyway35 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:51 pm

gas_85 wrote:
milkyway35 wrote:
popel22 wrote:[quote="milkyway35"]Report police is not only for mobile speedcams.

With the police icon, you report policemen. They can control speed, or anything else. I dont think it could be forbiden in any country to say "hey there is a policemen here"


It is

Then the country is not compliant with the Human rights european convention that allow you to communicate


It is aloud to report policeman and show them on the map, but it is illegal to have device/application that can worn you in advance about police cameras. So, if Waze implement switcher "on/off" police sound notification it should be enough.[/quote]
That is what is planed to do. But no ETa
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby NiobProta » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:05 am

milkyway35 wrote:
gas_85 wrote:So, if Waze implement switcher "on/off" police sound notification it should be enough.

That is what is planed to do. But no ETa


Well, planning to let the user decide if she wants to use the speedcam warnings and reenabling those parts of the datasets would be good and major news to all the users who want this feature back. Is this an official announcement you got through different channels than the forums, or is it your personal interpretation of the official silence regarding this matter?

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