[OSM-talk] postcode idea

Nick Hill nick at nickhill.co.uk
Thu Mar 30 11:07:54 BST 2006

Nick Hill wrote:

> We then have the point of law Copyright: Does a singular address 
> provided to someone constitute a copyrightable work? If so, when I have 
> that address, who owns the copyright?

We also have the issue of the data protection act. Does the data 
protection act apply when an address is used without a name and doesn't 
signify anything other than it's face value?

If I owned copyright on my address, perhaps I can sue the DVLA for 
selling the database of all vehicles with the names and addresses of 
their owners.

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