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94. There is an ongoing debate over the extent to which government should charge citizens, NGOs or businesses for a licence to re-use the public sector information it collects. At present, government policy is that public sector information holders that choose to make public sector information available should charge for re-use of 'raw' data (see below for definition) at 'marginal cost'. In situations where government produces information that has been modified to add value, departments are required to charge at market rates. Recommendations 9 and 10 above pertain exclusively to the pricing of raw data.

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