The European Directive on the re-use of public sector information was implemented in the UK under the Public Sector Information Regulations (SI 2005 No. 1515).
The aim of the Regulations is to encourage the re-use of public sector information by removing obstacles that stand in the way of re-use. The main themes are improving transparency, fairness and consistency. The Central Office of Information, in making archive footage available via this web site, is complying with the Regulations.