Value Added Licence
What does a Value Added Licence cover?
A Value Added Licence covers value added material which falls outside the scope of the PSI Licence. This term is formally defined within HM Treasury’s Cross Cutting Review of the Knowledge Economy.
Value added material will usually satisfy the following conditions:
- It will bring together information from a variety of sources, including core Crown copyright information;
- Value will often be added by means of commentary, analysis, indexing, search facilities or text retrieval software in ways which extend its usefulness as a reference tool;
- The fact that the material is issued by government is not essential to its status but clearly it will be seen as authoritative;
- There may be similar competing commercial services and products in the marketplace;
- Its creation is not vital to the workings of government. There will often be alternative suppliers of such information.
Apply for a Value Added Licence - there may be a charge depending on the material you wish to re-use and how you wish to re-use it.
Further information about charging is available below: