10 Licensing where charges apply

As explained earlier, Government policy is that most public sector information should be licensed for use and re-use free of charge under the OGL. However, there are circumstances where it is appropriate to charge for use and re-use.  The Charged Licence is designed for use in such situations, particularly in the context of s102 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

We have also produced guidance to assist public sector bodies in drafting licences that involve charges, see Annex B below. This guidance takes into account the charging provisions of the PSI Regulations and INSPIRE.  

Please note, however, that public sector bodies should seek their own legal advice on the contents and use of licences for the re-use of their information particularly where charges are made.  

Annex B (PDF, 0.02Mb)

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