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Campaign says measures to remove copyright restrictions on datasets could be easily circumvented

The Campaign for Freedom of Information has expressed concern that the measures to remove copyright restrictions on datasets in the Protection of Freedoms Bill could be easily circumvented and has called for copyright to be removed on all information released under the FOI Act, except material which a public authority is commercially exploiting.

The Campaign’s concerns are set out in a submission to the Commons’ committee dealing with the Protection of Freedoms Bill. It follows the Campaign’s oral evidence to the Committee on 24 March 2011. You can watch the evidence session here or read a transcript here.

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