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February 7, 2008

West Virginia Assessor Fighting Online Tax Maps by Private Company

West Virginia doesn't want you to have it's tax assessment maps unless you pay the state for them.  The are fighting one company who successfully challenged the state in court to get the maps in a FOIA case by asking for an injunction for the maps to appear online, for free.  Horrors!  Public documents available for free to the public from a third party.  The details of how a private company is destroying the revenue stream for the West Virginia county assessors is in Ars Technica.

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