The last thing you want to do in Chicago is cross City Hall.
But a local mapmaker says he’s fed up and preparing to sue Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s government after the city allegedly “stole” his maps nearly a decade ago and has refused to pay him royalties.
Christopher Devane, founder of Big Stick/Neighborhood Ties, told Fox News.com that the city repeatedly has rebuffed his appeals. Though maps might seem a matter of public domain at first blush, Devane claims that the city — and subsequently other companies — have gradually plucked away at his work.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/03/businessman-claims-city-chicago-stole-his-maps-threatens-to-sue/#ixzz22XET4bfO