Three standards organizations sue Public.Resource.Org for copyright infringement, for posting copyrighted standards on the free Web

Lydia DePillis of the Washington Post reports that three standards development organizations have sued Public.Resource.Org for copyright infringement, for posting copies of their standards on the free Web.

Cory Doctorow has also published a post about the lawsuit.

The suit was file in the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Columbia.

Lydia DePillis has posted the complaint at Scribd.

Public.Resource.Org has posted the standards at https://law.resource.org/pub/us/code/ibr/ apparently on the grounds expressed in an earlier court filing, that such standards have been incorporated by reference into the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations or other bodies of law, and that such incorporation removes copyright protection from the standards.

The standards organizations have issued a press release about the suit.

Click here for information about Public.Resource.Org’s previous litigation over publishing copyrighted standards on the free Web.

HT @carlmalamud

This entry was posted in Data sets, Policy debates, Policy Materials and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Three standards organizations sue Public.Resource.Org for copyright infringement, for posting copyrighted standards on the free Web

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s