07.28.15 | Ross A. Dannenberg discusses copyright dispute involving state of Georgia in World IP Review

In the July 27 article, Mr. Dannenberg weighs in on a lawsuit filed by the state of Georgia against a political activist for allegedly uploading and distributing copies of its annotated laws online. According to the state, the uploaded copies of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) infringe its copyright.

Mr. Dannenberg points out that “laws, including annotated versions, must be available to be widely disseminated.” However, he says there is also a significant difference between “states” and “private publishers” in U.S. copyright law.

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