zip codes

Piet van Oostrum piet at
Mon Aug 17 22:05:13 CEST 2009

>>>>> Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid> (GE) wrote:

>GE> On 2009-08-16, Shailen <shailen.tuli at> wrote:
>>> Thanks Martin and Aahz. Anyone know if zip code information is
>>> copyrighted for the US?

>GE> You can't copyright "information" as such.  Only concrete
>GE> expressions of information.  A particular publication
>GE> containing zip code information can be copyrighted.  The
>GE> underlying facts themselve cannot be.

But that doesn't help you if you need that information and the only way
to obtain it is from copyrighted sources.
Piet van Oostrum <piet at>
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