...cities don't sell their subway maps, and Bright isn't selling them, either. Instead, he's saving the New York MTA and BART the expense of adapting their maps for the growing number of riders who keep iPods stuffed in their pockets or purses.
And if the maps from the New York MTA and BART have intellectual property value, it's because these systems were funded by riders and taxpayers, not private investors. The transit agencies may want to license their logos for T-shirts and baseball caps, but their maps should belong to the public.
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