The Norwegian Department of Justice suggests NOT to release public-funded map data in the public domain, in a new law that has been available for comments until November 1st. The department will now review the comments and possibly make amendments to the new law. The department aims for the new law to take effect from January 1st 2008.
Different parties in Norway have commented on the proposal and suggested that the map data be released in the public domain. Hopefully, this will be taken into consideration when the final law is written.