News and Research articles on Public sector information

Is there such a thing as free government data?

Federico Morando, Nexa Center for Internet & Society, Politecnico de Torino
Raimondo Iemma, Nexa Center for Internet & Society
Simone Basso, Nexa Center for Internet & Society
PUBLISHED ON: 21 Nov 2013 DOI: 10.14763/2013.4.219

The new European public sector information directive, released in June 2013, makes “marginal cost” the default charge for government data. How to implement this principle? A consultation is ongoing. This article focusses on the calculation criteria for marginal costs.