Saturday, 31 May 2014

ABA Journal: Who owns the law?

The ABA Journal this week has an excellent in-depth article titled "Who owns the law? Technology reignites the war over just how public documents should be."  In the article they interview some of the major players in the free access to law movement, including Carl Malamud of Public Resource dot org and Ed Walters of Fastcase, and discuss the issues at stake. They also point to a major case that is currently underway: American Society for Testing and Materials v., where the ASTM is suing PublicResource for copyright infringement, asserting that  committed copyright violations when it published ASTM codes and standards  that government entities had incorporated into law.

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