Sunday, November 1, 2009

Copyrighting government produced information

The State of Oregon claiming copyright over their laws: Oregon Tries Claiming Copyright Over Gov't Materials Again:
But, again, can anyone provide any good reason why any government document should be covered by copyright?
I've been waiting for an answer to this question for a long time. Declaring all-rights-reserved copyright... Anyone?

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1 comment:

stevenrconn said...

It seems to my there is a potential logical circularity here. Can congress copyright bills that define what is copyrightable? Can they claim to own the intellectual property that defines what intellectual property is?