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Friday, March 28, 2008

Did U.S. gov't sell out its legislative history?

Boing Boing (March 17) and Free Government Information (March 23) cover the question of a deal by the Government Accountability Office, an arm of the U.S. Congress, which Thomson West claims granted the company exclusive access to federal legislative histories compiled by GAO.

Update (4/14/08). The answer to the question is yes, the government did sell exclusive access to its legislative history to Thomson. Details at Boing Boing and FGI.