11.0540 copyright in the information age

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 27 Jan 1998 20:05:18 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 540.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 19:33:54 +0000
From: Neil Beagrie <neil.beagrie@ahds.ac.uk>
Subject: Crown Copyright in the Information Age- UK Government
Consultation Paper

Apologies for any cross-posting. This is likely to be of great
interest to anyone using/wishing to use digital information produced
by government agencies in the UK.

A Green Paper entitled "Crown Copyright in the Information Age: A
consultation document on access to public sector information ", Cm
3819, was released on 19 January 1998. The paper discusses Crown
Copyright in the context of discussions on Freedom of Information and
the growth of electronic information industries and invites
responses. It can be viewed at:


Alternatively hard copies have been published by the Stationery
Office (ISBN 0 10 138192 1)and cost 9.75 pounds sterling.

The Green Paper requests views on seven options for the future of
Crown Copyright (from Retain to Abolish) and invites replies to 21
questions by the 31st March 1998.

Neil Beagrie Tel: +44 (0)171 873 5076
Collections and Standards Officer Fax: +44 (0)171 873 5080
The Executive
Arts and Humanities Data Service Email: neil.beagrie@ahds.ac.uk
King's College London
Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK

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