Crowdsourced open data postcode project sued by proprietary vendor

According to Geolytica (http://geocoder.ca/?sued=1),”Canada Post” has sued “Geocoder.ca” in Federal Court, asking “Geocoder.ca” to take its crowdsourced database down, and also to “pay Canada Post” damages on lost business the later has suffered by not selling enough copies of their own postal code file. Geocoder.ca allows one to look up a postal code (eg K2C 1N5) on www.geocoder.ca, or www.openstreetmap.org or a number of other sites that use geocoder.ca data and technology. See also the summary article by Michael Geist, link below.

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