Tag Archives: Carl Malamud

Open Legal Data: Focus of Open Government Chicago Meetup, 14 November 2013

Open legal data was the focus of the Open Government Chicago Meetup held 14 November 2013, entitled Process and Products Around the Chicago Municipal Code. Click here for video of the event (HT Dan O’Neil). Click here for the full … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Georgia Asserts Copyright in Official Annotated Statutes; Public.Resource.Org Responds

The U.S. state of Georgia has asserted copyright in the annotations of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, which has been posted free on the Web by Public.Resource.Org. The statutes, and the letters in the dispute, are available at https://law.resource.org/pub/us/code/ga/Continue reading

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More Municipal Codes Published Free on the Web by Public.Resource.Org

Public.Resource.Org has posted several more municipal codes for U.S. cities and counties — approximately 220 in all — free on the Web. The formats of the codes vary. Examples of how developers can use open legislative codes like these include: … Continue reading

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Several Virginia local legal codes posted free on the Web by Public.Resource.Org

Several codes of ordinances, zoning regulations, and other local laws from cities and counties in the U.S. state of Virginia have been posted free on the Web by Public.Resource.Org. All of the codes seem to be in PDF format. HT … Continue reading

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Public.Resource.Org responds to Idaho’s assertion of copyright in Idaho statutes

Public.Resource.Org has sent a letter responding to the U.S. state of Idaho’s assertion of copyright in the Idaho Code. Here are excerpts from the letter: We respectfully decline to remove the Idaho Code and respectfully reject the distinction between “native” … Continue reading

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U.S. State of Idaho claims copyright in its statutory code

The U.S. State of Idaho has asserted copyright in its statutory code, in a notice-of-copyright-infringement letter sent on 12 July 2013 to Public.Resource.Org. Public.Resource.Org has published the code, in XML, and PDF formats, free on the Web at https://law.resource.org/pub/us/code/id/ Excerpt … Continue reading

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Settlement in Public.Resource.Org suit regarding copyright in standards incorporated into law

The parties have settled in Public.Resource.Org’s suit against Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACCNA), regarding SMACCNA’s copyright in four standards that have been incorporated by reference into the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations and some state statutes … Continue reading

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Debate over legal Bluebook raises issue of copyright in legal citation standards

Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.Org has recently raised the issue of whether legal citation standards should be copyrighted, in a letter to the Dean of Harvard Law School. One of the principal U.S. legal citation standards, The Bluebook, is copyrighted, and … Continue reading

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The Summer of Codes: Many new U.S. state and municipal legislative codes posted free on Web by Public.Resource.Org

Public.Resource.Org has posted legislative codes for several U.S. states and localities, free on the Web, making summer 2013 the Summer of Codes. The data are available in various formats, including XML, PDF, HTML, and RTF. Legislative codes have been posted … Continue reading

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