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Link to resource: VGH0011.pdf


Report on Whether the Department of Tax Should Copyright Digital Orthophotographic Data Files


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"The 'Secretary of Administration jointly with the Auditor of Accounts shall study whether the Department of Taxes should copyright the digital orthophotographic data files, and shall report their findings and recommendation to the Senate and House Government Operations, and Institutions Committees ...' "

"The enclosed report recommends that digital orthophotographic data files not be copyrighted by the Department of Tax and makes the following observations:

1)   Copyrighting runs counter to the primary mission of the digital orthophotographic data file project;

2)   Copyrighting of digital orthophotographic data files runs counter to public policy which promotes broad public access to publicly-funded information;

3)   Vermont law which authorizes copyrighting of property maps (32 V.S.A. sec 3409) should be amended to reflect the use of digital orthophotographic data files; and

4)   The Department of Taxes should develop a comprehensive dissemination strategy that addresses their concerns about data accuracy and also expands public access to digital orthophotographic data files, rather than copyrighting which restricts public access."
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Date Covered: 1996  
Date: 1996 January  
Geographic Coverage: Vermont  
Creator: Flanagan, Edward S.  
Format: 6 p. (inc. cover memo) ; 8.5 in.x 11 in.  
Provenance: Acquired from the Vermont Department of Libraries, September 2009. Paper format. Digitally scanned into PDF, 300 dpi, using Ricoh Aficio MP C5000 Super G3, January 2010.  
Publisher: Montpelier, Vermont. : Office of the State Auditor, 1996.  
Type: Text  
Rights: Public Domain  
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Link to resource: VGH0011.pdf

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