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    I hear that a lot of people are sharing PQ's since GC.com went down today. Is that legal and if not the what's the big deal anyway? I know Brdad has an answer and I would like it as well. I think the only true way to share a PQ would be between the Oregon or Colorado GPS's. I think GC has some explaining to do regarding this as the new GPS Geomate Jr has 250,000 preloaded caches in those units. Just wondering what others thoughts are regarding sharing PQ's?
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    I just asked something similiar on another thread.
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    Sharing PQs is against gc.com's Terms of Service. I'm not sure they have much control over anyone sharing a waypoint, but they do restrict the sharing of information in a GPX file. I'd link you to the details, but the site is down for some reason.

    As far as them letting a GPSr manufacturer be pre-loaded, they have every right to allow that. It's a good sales pitch, too.
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    What do you mean by that please? Do you mean just the written log regarding cache description? I am not sure what a GPX really means........dumb....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterski View Post
    What do you mean by that please? Do you mean just the written log regarding cache description? I am not sure what a GPX really means........dumb....
    Sorry, I would have quoted the actual license agreement, but gc.com was down the other day. GPX (the GPS eXchange Format) is a data format for exchanging GPS data between programs, and for sharing GPS data with other users. In other words it is a file type just like TXT and JPG are. If you are a premium member and have Pocket Queries emailed to you, those queries usually are in GPX format.

    This is the actual license agreement regarding GPX pocket queries (However, maybe our resident lawyer can explain what this means more than I can!):

    (And as is often is the case, there is most likely a difference between what a law or agreement says and what you can actually get away with. I don't see anyone being put in jail for sharing a couple cache descriptions and coords.)



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    Sheesh! Excellent explanation, Brdad! Even I understood it!

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