"Terrorist" Posts Georgia Laws Online, Sued for Copyright Infringement
July 27, 2015
The state of Georgia is suing lawyer and tech advocate Carl Malamud for posting its laws to a publicly-available site. The state claims its “Official Code of Georgia Annotated,” available for a fee, was created by a third-party legal publisher under contract with the state legislature. Georgia called Malamud’s guerrilla access-to-information tactics “a successful form of ‘terrorism,’” and is seeking a court order prohibiting both copying and use of its copyrighted material in derivative works.
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