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Oregon Revised Statutes Copyright Claim

Boing Boing reports that the situation regarding the contested copyright claim for Oregon Revised Statutes has reached an impasse. Oregon says they are copyright-able; Justia and Public.Resource.Org, who plan to post them online, say they aren't.

From the attorney representing Justia and Public.Resource.Org:

My clients respectfully cannot agree to the Public License. First, and most fundamentally, it would require them to acknowledge that portions of the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are protected by copyright, and they respectfully but vigorously disagree that portions of the ORS are protected by copyright.

Both organizations plan to go ahead with the release of the full text of the 2005 and 2007 statutes as of June 2nd.