Re-use Public Sector Information
What do we mean by re-use?
You may ask if you can re-use our information, perhaps for commercial purposes, in a way which, without permission, might breach our copyright. Such requests fall under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.
Scope of the Regulations
The Regulations cover information produced, held or disseminated by a public sector body within a public sector body's Public Task
The Regulations define "re-use" as "the use by a person of a document … for a purpose other than the initial purpose within that public sector body's public task for which the document was produced".
The Regulations define “document” as “any information recorded in any form”.
The Regulations apply to various public sector bodies, including East Northamptonshire Council.
Some public sector body information is excluded under the Regulations:
- Information for which the copyright is held by a third-party.
- Information that falls outside the scope of the public task of the public sector body.
- Parts of documents containing only logos, crests or insignia.
- Information that contains personal data that must be protected.
- Information exempt from disclosure under information access legislation such as the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
This statement of Public task includes details on
Licence for Reuse
The majority of information released by East Northamptonshire Council will be done so under the Open Government Licence 3.0. You may view the licence online or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU.
Permission to re-use previously unreleased information is subject to access issues being resolved.