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Post Code prattishness

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I find myself agreeing with a Lib-Dem and a socialist!

I never realised that a post code could be protected by copyright, and that Royal Mail was in the business of selling them or even resorting to litigation to protect their use. Have you considered how many websites there are in the UK that use post codes in their search utilities? You know, shops, supermarkets, online retailers, maps, etc. How many times have you gone to a major retailer’s site and entered your post code to find out where the nearest local branch is?

I find myself in total agreement with Lynne Featherstone MP and Tom Watson MP, free up the use of post codes and make the internet easier to use, more efficient, and more helpful.

Royal Mail’s big stick approach and it’s clumsy licensing system is prattishness of the highest order (in my humble opinion.

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Written by curly

November 25, 2009 at 11:37 am

Posted in Blogging, Labour, Lib-Dems, Rant

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  1. Free the post code?
    If you are in business you can buy for 12K a full uk post code list of which updates are available yearly at an additional cost.
    That is why the direct mail industry made 62 billion pound last year.
    If you free the post code it would end up an awful lot of people getting scammed by individual manipulitave people mailing non sense scams through your door with your name on it.
    The fee for this information in my opinion should only be held by responsible direct mailing companys although a few slip the net ie you have won a million pounds please send 500 pound to claim.You get my meaning.

    michael de matas

    November 28, 2009 at 8:51 am

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