A sign of the times for cash-strapped local government

So Westminster Council is planning to crack down on copyright infringements of its iconic street signs, and has spent £50 000 buying that copyright (News, DW 10 April).

I can’t really imagine that Westminster Council has much evidence that its street sign design has been misused – poorly rendered copies would hardly make good souvenirs, and wouldn’t make anyone think worse of Westminster.

This is just a pointless bit of bureaucracy by a council that should have higher priorities.

Adrian Short, by e-mail

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