by Mike Masnick
Wed, Dec 9th 2009 11:23pm
It really was just a couple months ago that the Royal Mail in the UK was using a copyright claim to stop websites from offering public postal code data. It made no sense that such data should be proprietary, and it appears that, finally, UK officials are realizing this. Starting next year, the UK will free up postal code data so that anyone can use it. There are still some questions as to how this will be done, but it's a huge step forward from shutting sites down to actually freeing up the data.
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