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Ending Copyright Claims in State Primary Legal Materials: Towards an Open Source Legal Operating System


Katie Fortney


University of California - Office of the President

August 1, 2009


Abstract:     
An informed democratic society needs open access to the law, but states' attempts to protect copyright interests in their laws are a major roadblock. This article urges broader access, analyzes the implications and legal arguments for and against copyright in state primary legal materials, and considers strategies for access advocacy.

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Keywords: library science, law, open access, copyright, state primary legal materials

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Date posted: February 21, 2009 ; Last revised: August 2, 2009

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Fortney, Katie, Ending Copyright Claims in State Primary Legal Materials: Towards an Open Source Legal Operating System (August 1, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1347158 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1347158

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University of California - Office of the President ( email )
1111 Franklin St., 11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
United States
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