Creative Commons sure seems to think so; they just launched a new initiative called open business models:
Open Business Models – Call For Participation
Open Business Models, Open Data, and the Public Interest
Open Data tags found on Creative Commons site:
The main issue here is relates to the principal of 'derived data'.
In the example given Joe has opened up Google maps and clicked on a pixel that he has estimated as being the location of the Eiffel Tower. However, his decision to click on that pixel is not quite the arbitrary decision he might think it to be. While Joe may have a personal knowledge that ...
I have seen entire changesets to be wiped out of OSM because someone traced over Google's streets or even copied just the street names.
If collecting a street name from Google Maps (manually even) can cause a changeset to be reversed, my guess is that collecting coordinates for POIs (Points Of Interest) can cause the reversal of the changeset - probably ...