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Canada post mailbox

Canada post mailbox


Have you ever used one of those store locator functions on a retailer's website? The one where you punch in your postal code and it reveals the closest branch? Do you like that feature?

Well, Canada Post does not. In fact, the Crown Corporation says that feature breaches a copyright that Canada Post says it holds on your postal code.

That claim is raising the eyebrows among people who believe postal codes should be considered public data. People like Michael Geist, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law at the University of Ottawa.   

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