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Oregon Claims Copyright on Oregon Revised Statutes

Hi Friends,

The state of Oregon has claimed copyright on the Oregon Revised Statutes and sent a cease and desist letter to Justia, with a threat of litigation if they were not removed or licensed. You can read more about this on the Justia Blog “Cease, Desist & Resist – Oregon’s Copyright Claim on the Oregon Revised Statutes” as well as Tim Armstrong’s post “Can States Copyright Their Statutes?” on Info/Law and William Patry’s post “Oregon goes wacka wacka huna kuna” on the The Patry Copyright Blog and Sam Bayard’s post “Oregon Claims Copyright in Its Statutes — Well, Sort Of” on the Citizen Media Law Project Blog. And there have been a additional posts on other blogs.
We are talking with Oregon early next week and will let you know how it goes. 
Onward & Peace,