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Public.Resource.Org and EFF Win Case on the Right to Post Public Laws Online – Plus More ATG News & Announcements for 9/15/23

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Information Today reports that the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has shared the following: “Technical standards like fire and electrical codes developed by private organizations but incorporated into public law can be freely disseminated without any liability for copyright infringement, a federal appeals court ruled [Sept. 12]. …
“[The ruling] upholds the idea that our laws belong to all of us, and we should be able to find, read, and share them free of registration requirements, fees, and other roadblocks. It’s a long-awaited victory for 
Public.Resource.org, a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 by open records advocate Carl Malamud of Healdsburg, Calif., and represented in this case by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) with co-counsel Fenwick & West and David Halperin. …”


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Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
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The open data movement is gaining momentum. Governments, academic publishers, and funding agencies worldwide are encouraging researchers to share the data, software, or code which underpins their research findings. In this growing open environment, how can librarians contribute valuable insights on good sharing practices and ways to maximize impact?
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