[OSGeo-UK] UK postcode database
b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Mon Sep 21 11:40:58 EDT 2009
On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 3:55 PM, John A Stevenson
<john.stevenson at manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
> The UK postcode database has been posted on Wikileaks.
> Now, just like a TomTom(TM) or GoogleEarth(TM), you too can find the lat-lon
> of any address in the UK.
What's the difference between that and:
"A torrent file of MS Office has been put on www.thepiratebay.org,
now you too can write documents and make spreadsheets"
Whatever we may think of open government and open data, I think the
postcode database is still copyright material and distribution via
wikileaks or any other mechanism is surely legally dubious.
ObDisclaimer: I am not a lawyer...
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