disenclosure of law .. RTF

Paul Mobbs mobbsey at gn.apc.org
Tue May 23 00:04:58 BST 2000

At 11:34 22/05/2000 GMT, you wrote:
>Now i,ve just about learned how to get some use out of this t.v., there is 
>no sense in delaying a bit of dissemination. British law can be legally 
>reproduced by anyone in any formatt as long as it accurate and not 

Actually, it's not just British law. The argument extends to all government
document printed under "Crown Copyright". The legal proviso is not just
that it's accurate, you also have to make no money out of doing so, which
basically means giving the stuff away.

I've been doing this through the Free Range Activism website since May
1996. I currently 'redistribute' about 25,000 quids worth a month
(calculated by multiplying the cover price by the number of copies
distributed) - and rising. i've just clocked over the 400,000 quid mark
since May '96. Expect to hit the million sometime next summer at thge
current rate of increase.




"We are not for names, nor men, nor titles of Government, nor are we for
this party nor against the other
 but we are for justice and mercy and
truth and peace and true freedom, that these may be exalted in our nation,
and that goodness, righteousness, meekness, temperance, peace and unity
with God, and with one another, that these things may abound." (Edward
Burroughs, 1659 - from 'Quaker Faith and Practice')

Facilitators -
  Paul Mobbs - mobbsey at gn.ac.org, tel./fax 01295 261864
  Tim Shaw - timshaw at gn.apc.org, tel./fax 01558 685353
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