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Land Registry licence agreement

FOI16675 – Request for information


Thank you for your email of 6 May 16, requesting information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

The request is as follows:

Please send me the Land Registry licence agreement (or any other agreement) that Private Eye is using for the display of the INSPIRE Polygons on their website www.private-eye.co.uk/registry

Please also confirm that they have signed this agreement and the date of signature. Please also supply any side-letters issued in connection with the licence terms.

Our response

This information is not held, as Private Eye does not have a licence agreement with OS.

Your request refers to the interactive map shown on Private Eye’s website under the heading “Selling England (and Wales) by the pound”. OS considers that this particular use by Private Eye is within one of the fair dealing exceptions, namely section 30(2) Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988, which provides that “fair dealing with a work… for the purpose of reporting current events does not infringe any copyright in the work provided that… it is accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement.”

Internal review

Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our FOI Internal Review Officer, by contacting them as follows:

FOI Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
Adanac Drive
SO16 0AS

Email: foi@os.uk

Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:

  • Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
  • Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
  • Failed to provide the information you have requested
  • Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
  • Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception

The FOI Internal Review Officer will not have been involved in the original decision. They will conduct an independent internal review and will inform you of the outcome of the review normally within 20 working days, but exceptionally within 40 working days, in line with the Information Commissioner’s guidance.

The FOI Internal Review Officer will either: uphold the original decision, provide an additional explanation of the exemption/s applied or release further information, if it is considered appropriate to do so.

Appeal to Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
If, following the outcome of the internal review you remain unhappy with our response, you may raise an appeal with the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

The Case Reception Unit
Customer Service Team
The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Email: mail@ico.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone helpline: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745 for advice, Monday to Friday.

Thank you for your enquiry.

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