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MacBytes
Oct 1, 2005, 08:42 PM
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Link: Subway authorities send 'cease and desist' letters to free iPod subways maps site owner (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20051001214206)

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eva01
Oct 1, 2005, 08:43 PM
I read about this, i can't believe New York (doesn't surprise me thou, Boston has always been better in all regards ;))

Its a bit ridiculous in my opinion.

redAPPLE
Oct 2, 2005, 05:11 AM
well, we know what the big picture is, no? the MTA likes to sell this map to the public. :mad:

Deepdale
Oct 2, 2005, 05:28 AM
well, we know what the big picture is, no? the MTA likes to sell this map to the public. :mad:

Yes they do, but they prefer issues that take them away from what they should be dealing with. They have signs advising riders not to give contributions to panhandlers, yet people on a daily basis have to endure the same canned speeches ad nauseum, with more solicitors relying on aggressive in-your-face confrontational tactics.

I cannot remember the last time I saw cops address this. However, they have given citations to pregnant women sitting in the stairwell and others who take up more than one seat even when the subway car is not entirely filled.

840quadra
Oct 2, 2005, 05:29 AM
Fine NYC, when I visit I will download and compress the images myself. Better not take my iPod without probable cause though! :mad:

gerardrj
Oct 2, 2005, 05:15 PM
Since when can a government claim copyright? I know the federal government can not hold copyright, does that limitation not apply to the states and lower governments?

nagromme
Oct 2, 2005, 10:21 PM
If they're worried about outdated map info, I know what they could have sent instead of letters from lawyers: updated maps.

iMeowbot
Oct 2, 2005, 11:36 PM
Since when can a government claim copyright? I know the federal government can not hold copyright
The US federal government is barred from claiming copyright to its works, but that only applies within US borders (because of the way the Bern treaty is written, it retains copyright to its works in other countries) and only to the federal government. In most other countries, and in local governments within the US, retaining copyright is the norm.