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Friday, January 17, 2014

Law - Copyrighted statutes, administrative codes, muncipal ordinances the subject of congressional hearing

Congress had a hearing January 14th on "The Scope of Copyright Protection." The OpenGov Foundation has a long summary of some of the testimony. (Unfortunately, the House Judiciary page seems to be undergoing work at the moment, so many of the links don't work at the moment.)

This is a topic the ILB has posted on before. See, for instance, this post from July 22, 2011, that begins:

The ILB has had a number of entries on the private copyrighting of state fire and building codes by trade groups, and their resultant inaccessibility except through the groups' printed publications.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 17, 2014 09:15 AM
Posted to General Law Related