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Oregon Decides Not to Enforce Copyright Claims on Statutes

Justia reports that Oregon's Legislative Counsel Committee has unanimously voted to not to enforce any copyright claims on the Oregon Revised Statutes.

See more about the decision, including video, from PublicResource.org.

For more on the ORS copyright claims, see my earlier posts from April and May .

Comments

I know I'm late to this posting, but I do have to point out that I had addressed the issue of whether states could (or should) copyright their statutes waayyy back in 2000. I was working with the State of Oklahoma to get their statutes online with OSCN.NET when I ran across the Idaho law stating similar copyright protection as Oregon.

http://listproc.ucdavis.edu/archives/law-lib/law-lib.log0007/0054.html

I feel pretty proud that I was eight years ahead of the curve on this issue. Although, I'm months behind keeping up on the most recent one! ;-)

-Greg

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