[Talk-us] Address improvement through imports?

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Mon Nov 7 01:25:17 GMT 2011


On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 8:19 PM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 2:56 PM, Steven Johnson <sejohnson8 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Doubt very seriously a FOIA request would work. Since the data are subject to Title XIII restrictions, it will likely take an act of Congress to make them available.
>
> What exactly are the restrictions?  I don't see how a list of all
> addresses, without any additional information, is a privacy issue.
> The fact of the matter is such a list *is already published by the
> USPS*, but *that* version of it isn't public domain.
>
> I'm tempted to give it a try, and even appeal if my request gets
> denied.  Any idea where I would send the request?

Actually my biggest worry is that they'll approve the request, and
then tell me it's going to cost tens of thousands of dollars in fees
to get it.  Maybe I'll start with just a small portion of the state.



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