"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!

Locata Terrestrial Network as a New Ground-Based Geographic Positioning System to Eliminate Outdoor GPS Blind Spots and Promote Indoor Maps

The global positioning system GPS relies on line of sight satellite-based positioning and thus has drawbacks due to the existence of outdoor blind spots and greatly limited indoor mapping potential.

In NASA and the U.S. Air Force Test a New Ground-Based GPS, Corinne Iozzio reports at the Scientific American about the Australian Locata terrestrial network, a ground-based geographic positioning system, "that could eliminate the GPS’s blind spots and advance indoor mapping".

Read more here.