Ending Copyright Claims in State Primary Legal Materials: Towards an Open Source Legal Operating System
22 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2009 Last revised: 2 Aug 2009
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: library science, law, open access, copyright, state primary legal materials
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