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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Oregon claims copyright on its laws

Via Boing Boing and the Sunlight Foundation comes the news that the U.S. state of Oregon is sending cease & desist letters to sites reproducing Oregon's statutes (which are freely available from the state legislature's Web site), asserting copyright in the laws. One of the C&D recipients claims they were told that similar letters would not be sent to Thomson West, who also reproduces the statutes without a license.