"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Litigation by Legal Publishers about Whether Laws Can Be Copyrighted

We posted about this topic previously at Who Owns the Law? EFF and Public Resource in Intellectual Property Copyright Battle Over Privately Developed Standards Incorporated In Laws.

David Kravets at ArsTechnica Law & Disorder / Civilization & Discontents has a posting about ongoing litigation as Online legal publishers squabble over the right to copyright the law.

Kravets quotes Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.org as saying:

"It's a big deal."

... and that it is!