National Institute on Money in State Politics. California Campaign Contributions and Voting Database. Topics. Reference: Money in Government: MapLight’s Launches Topic Pages, Search for Bills by Issue Area « INFOdocket. INFOdocket. Full Text Reports… Remixes: Creative uses of free government information. One of the many benefits of no-fee public access to basic government information is that individuals and groups can take gov’t info from many sources and create something new.
Call it a “remix” of government information. Sometimes this “remix” is made freely available, and other times fees are charged. As long as the underlying basic gov’t info isn’t trapped by false claims of vendor ownership, FGI doesn’t have a problem with that.