Would anyone know, not just believe but know for certain:
1- Aren't the UK Hydrographic charts
Crown property, i.e. property of the monarchy? Rather than property of the Government
2- US government
copyrights belong to "we the people" since we own the government here. I've never been able to get a solid answer on how that applies to non-citizens, though. I'm a native, I own the copyrights along with my 300 million best friends.
But as far as I can tell, that also means all the furriners and aliens out there (shhh!) DO NOT have any right to use this information. Or has someone granted them usage rights?
sidebar...a couple of years ago some gummint folks (NGA) tried to claim they had the online copyrights to the online editon of Bowditch. Because their online edition had their logo on several pages, and they claimed no one else could use their logo. Gummint Intelligence. (sigh)
But back to aliens and The Crown...Anyone know either of those points, 100% totally for certain?