Guess what—we may be seeing more applications using MTA data, because the MTA is easing up on its previously strict stance where it would threaten lawsuits over copyright infringement and intellectual property theft. The NY Times reports, "pressure from politicians and technology advocates had been growing for the authority" to open up its data to developers to create applications with timetables, finding subway stops and more. "The authority said its core policy had not changed: it asks for fees only if developers use copyrighted material like the round symbols for subway routes." The MTA also admits, "We don’t have a staff that sits around thinking about apps."