Thursday, July 26, 2018

When publishing regulations itself is copyright infringement

Imagine if copyright law prevented the public from having access to rules set up by industry groups that can affect users, like terms of service or acceptable use policies.

Public.Resource makes some of the standards documents available.  I do wonder why one would need to pay (Lulu) for a copy of “10 Rules for Radicals” if it is p.d.

Nevertheless standards development organizations accused PR of copyright infringement and got the DC circuit court to agree with them.  Bu the DC Circuit Court of Appeals just overruled them and sent it back to the lower court and ordered it to consider fair use.
Electronic Frontier Foundation has an article July 17 as a press release.  

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