Georgia v. Public.Resources.Org

peter.suber's bookmarks 2018-10-20

Summary:

"Today, we are presented with the question of whether the annotations contained in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA), authored by the Georgia General Assembly and made an inextricable part of the official codification of Georgia’s laws, may be copyrighted by the State of Georgia. Answering this question means confronting profound and difficult issues about the nature of law in our society and the rights of citizens to have unfettered access to the legal edicts that govern their lives. After a thorough review of the law, and an examination of the annotations, we conclude that no valid copyright interest can be asserted in any part of the OCGA...."

Link:

http://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/files/201711589.pdf

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Tags:

oa.new oa.law oa.copyright oa.pd oa.usa oa.usa.ga oa.litigation oa.legislation

Date tagged:

10/20/2018, 09:40

Date published:

10/20/2018, 05:40