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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