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I think we should lobby to free the UK postcode. Seeing as the postcode was established using public funds, it should be public domain. The only reason they aren't free is because The Post Office know they can sell the data for silly sums of money. Not only do they make you pay for the data and a licence, they charge you every time they make a change to the database.

I can't see how the Royal Mail Revenue Protection can claim that the postcodes themselves are copyrighted, there are an infinite number of lists created daily which contain postcodes. Any website that captures someone's address would therefore be infringing copyright.

Ripoff Britain.. thank you Mr Government for being so bad at your job.
AJ, 13 years ago.

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