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Making Clear That Licenses Must Cover Free, Commercial Re-Use (UK0014)



Action Plan: United Kingdom – First National Action Plan 2011-2013

Action Plan Cycle: 2011

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: Cabinet Office

Support Institution(s): Unclear

Policy Areas

IRM Review

IRM Report: United Kingdom Progress Report 2011–2013

Starred: No

Early Results: No IRM Data

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i



Setting standards by making clear that, with very narrow restrictions, licences must cover free, commercial reuse with public service providers not normally selling data. We will build on the successful Open Government Licence, which makes reuse of Crown Copyright and Crown Database material free for commercial and non-commercial purposes, to create one or more licences which will be prescribed for public bodies where they are making datasets available for reuse. In most cases, the expectation will be that this licence will be the OGL.


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