[OSM-talk] UK post box data

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Mon Jul 7 09:50:32 BST 2008

On 06/07/2008 23:58, Dermot McNally wrote:
> 2008/7/5 Mike Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz>:
>> Interesting.  I note that in both the PDF document and the cover letter that the Royal Mail have made no attempt to assert any copyright or ownership but doubt whether that is enough.
> They do, though, right at the beginning:
> (c) Royal Mail Group Limited, 2008
> All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced,
> stored in a retrieval system,
> or transmitted, in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical,
> photocopying, recording
> or otherwise, without the prior permission, in writing, of Royal Mail
> Group Limited.
> So the issue now is whether the provision of this list in response to
> a FOI request represents the granting of more extensive rights to use
> the data.

Of course it doesn't. Why would it? If it did there wouldn't be an issue 
with Ordnance Survey map data, would there?

But just in case you are in any doubt: see para 2 in

This data is copyright and anything done with it in relation to OSM is 
probably tainted.


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