Dear Ministry of Justice,
Please could you let me know the basis on which the Department of Justice provides court listing information to Courtel for publication on the courtserve.net website. If you are able to provide me with a full copy of any contract between yourselves and Courtel that would be appreciated, but, whether it is possible or not, I would like detailed answers to the following specific questions:
A: Provision of data
1. Does any payment change hands for the supply of the data? If so, does Courtel pay the MoJ for the data, or does the MoJ pay Courtel to distribute it?
2. How is the data supplied to Courtel (eg, by email, post, via a secure website, etc)?
3. Is the information supplied to Courtel also available to other publishers on the same basis?
4. If so, what is the process whereby other publishers may obtain the data?
B: Copyright of data
5. Is the data supplied to Courtel Crown Copyright?
6. If so, what licence conditions apply? In particular, is it subject to the Open Government Licence, and, if not, what licence is applicable?
Please find attached a letter in response to your enquiry and a copy of
the current Licence agreement with Courtel.
Head of Court Business Support
Operations Division б│Civil, Family & Tribunals Directorate б│ Her
Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service
Base Office - Post Point 1.16, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ
DX 152380 Westminster 8
' 0203 334 4079 [mobile number]
y [email address]
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