Petition Closed
Petitioning ABA Public Relations American Banker's Association

Stop claiming copyrights on routing numbers and harassing Greg Thatcher

Greg Thatcher runs a website that publishes bank routing numbers, the nine digit numbers appearing at the bottom of US checks that identify the issuing bank. Thatcher received an absurd copyright takedown notice from the American Bankers Association claiming the ABA owns copyright to routing numbers. For full details see the TechDirt article http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130621/13594123566/american-bankers-association-claims-routing-numbers-are-copyrighted.shtml

See also Thatcher's page about this at

http://www.gregthatcher.com/Financial/LawyerProblems.aspx

Letter to
ABA Public Relations American Banker's Association
Stop claiming copyrights on routing numbers and harassing Greg Thatcher