[Talk-us] Court of Appeal Rejects Santa Clara County's Basemap Data Sale

Alan Millar am12 at bolis.com
Fri Feb 13 17:00:36 GMT 2009

>>     One wonders what could be motivating the
>> County to continue this very expensive resistance to complying with
>> the PRA.

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Probably because Santa Clara is Silicon Valley, where a great amount of
the local economy has been based on intellectual property law and issues. 
The past 20 years of software patents, digital rights management, and
other such "innovations" are old habits (a century in Internet time) that
are hard to break.


Fortunately it is also full of equally innovative new efforts.  Nice to
see progress!

- Alan

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