Ending Copyright Claims in State Primary Legal Materials: Towards an Open Source Legal Operating System
University of California - Office of the President
August 1, 2009
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: library science, law, open access, copyright, state primary legal materials
Date posted: February 21, 2009 ; Last revised: August 2, 2009