Recently I was looking for data for a county. The county GIS staff shared some data with me with a nominal fee, provided that I send in a signed copy of their GIS Disclaimer Form. I also found a website that wanted $250 for the parcel data. I do not have the data from the county yet so I can't compare if the data are the same.
Is it reasonable to assume that the county has given permission to this commercial entity to "secondarily disseminate" that data?
Please let me know if this is the appropriate place for this question. I know this site prefers questions that can be answered, not discussed. But I'm really curious about management of data rights because from what I've seen, policies veer all over the place.