Skip to content

Curiouser and curiouser

Things have been a bit quiet around here, but there’ve been two developments that I thought I’d share.

First, we’ve now got a date for meeting the Royal Mail — we’ll be off to see them on Monday (2009-11-23). The meeting’s with one of their senior customer relationship managers, so I’m not sure quite what to expect, but it’s great that they’ve agreed to meet and we’re hopeful. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Second, the ever-marvellous Heather Brooke of Your Right To Know sent the Royal Mail a FoI request last month asking about other instances where legal action has been taken for intellectual property infringements. The response has just come back and reveals that two other companies — Situation Publishing (aka: The Register) and Wikia Inc were sent legal threats at the same time as us. Very interesting.

We’ve no idea why, and if anyone has any inside knowledge or has heard a scurrilous rumour that might shed some light, please let us know!

4 Comments

  1. Grant wrote:

    I’m willing to bet they fudged… and instead of sending a letter to Wikileaks, they sent it to Wikia Inc by mistake.

    TheRegister likely for their leak coverage:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/16/wikileaks_uk_postcodes/

    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Permalink
  2. JHM wrote:

    Grant, good investigating. I find it hilarious that they confused Wikileaks with Wikia. Harry – you are doing a sterling job. I hope you raise hell with Royal Mail in your meeting and that you don’t settle for anything short of completely free access. I’ve written to my MP regarding EDM200 and I think the tide is beginning to turn in your favour.

    Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 11:07 am | Permalink
  3. David Hodgson wrote:

    “there’ve” is one of my favourite contractions! I hope your meeting goes well. The control Royal Mail has over the data is ridiculous, man I hate Royal Mail.

    Friday, November 20, 2009 at 11:20 am | Permalink
  4. James wrote:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8402327.stm

    Well something has changed, there is hope

    Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

One Trackback/Pingback

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Andrew Mackenzie, Harry Metcalfe. Harry Metcalfe said: Legal threats from the Royal Mail: ErnestMarples.com was not alone http://bit.ly/3U3Qs0 [...]