The pages of Ars Technica are littered with stories in which owners of copyrights are suing others for exploiting those works without permission. Think of the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Artists Association, to name but a few of the key litigants. Whether groups like the MPAA and RIAA are being overbearing about it depends on where you line up on the debate.
The same can be said about the latest entrant into the Copyright War—the state of Georgia.
While they aren’t even suing over a music recording or motion picture, the Peach’s State’s complaint (PDF) can be seen as equally nitpicky. Georgia claims that a legal rebel, Public.Resource.org, is publishing and making it easy for others to copy the physical text and accompanying annotations of Georgia’s state law—the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.
Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments