[Foundation-l] UK government information changes on the way?

Neil Harris usenet at tonal.clara.co.uk
Fri Jan 12 17:49:47 UTC 2007

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?


-- Neil

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