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From: Neil Harris <usenet(a)tonal.clara.co.uk>
Date: Jan 12, 2007 6:49 PM
Subject: [Foundation-l] UK government information changes on the way?
To: English Wikipedia <wikien-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>rg>, Wikimedia
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The BBC is carrying an interesting story on possible changes in the
attitude of the UK government to the free use of government information.
At the moment, the Statute Law Database is Crown Copyright, as is nearly
all UK government information, with a commercial licence needed for any
use other than private study or non-commercial research.
According to the BBC, this may be about to change, and the changes may
be part of a wider change in attitude to the free reuse of government data.
Is this something that the Foundation or other interested Wikipedians
might be interested in pursuing with the UK government?
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