Santa Clara County now claims it can charge fees for maps of property lines, flood zones, etc., because these maps are copyrighted by the county. “Our answer to that is that ‘you’ve got to be kidding,'” said California First Amendment Coalition (CFAC) executive director Peter Scheer (pictured). If the county argues that the information is copyrighted, Scheer said, then the same could be said of every document created by government. CFAC, a government watchdog suit, filed suit against the county on Wednesday, according to the Mercury News.
County finds new reason to charge for data
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