Ransom Wanted!

An interesting story involving government documents in the US. Jared Benedict bought 56 000 public domain maps on CD-Rom for $1600 form the USDG and held them ransom. He said he would release them once he had recouped the cost of the maps and when it was raised he would place all of the maps on the Internet Archive for all to use. The money was raised in a day and plans are underway to put them online.

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