As promised before I broke Tuppenceworth, here is a pdf of the letter from RTE refusing my FOI request for documents re their deal with the commercial members of the National Newspapers of Ireland to licence publicly-funded news footage to them, for free.
And, obviously, they continue to refuse to allow the pubic who paid for its creation to use the footage on the same terms.
A request for an appeal will be submitted this week, with a request to waive the fee on the grounds that;
- (a) decision was made within one day on basis of “making inquiries” with people and not on basis of reviewing documents etc;
- (b) no schedule of documentation held was furnished.
With thanks to my Solicitors, Patrick G MacMahon & Co.