Microdecisions, Inc. v. Skinner

Microdecisions, Inc. v. Skinner  (2005) 

889 So.2d 871 (Fla. 2d Dist. App. 2004), was a case before the Florida Second District Court of Appeal concerning whether Abe Skinner, the Collier County, Florida Property Appraiser could require prospective commercial users of the official GIS records created in his office to first enter into a licensing agreement.

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