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Appeals Court Says Of Course Georgia's Laws (Including Annotations) Are Not Protected By Copyright And Free To Share

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Oct 19, 2018 4:35 PM 6+ mon ago

Appeals Court Says Of Course Georgias Laws (Including Annotations) Are Not Protected By Copyright And Free To Share

And now, ODDLY, jumped up 380 more! What the heck caused that huge increase? (I ask only for Masnick 'cause he needs to do more of it!)

Common Law is the law build upon precedent, rulings and judges. Not some indefensible babble you invoke and run from.

Is it possible that, some time ago, the court system via common law incorporated the building codes because someone was liable for a mistake or something? Is that how they became part of the law? If so, then does that preclude any copyright claims?

Fact is, it is usually either the legislatures or the executive, often at the state or city level. It works like this: If I want to build a building and sell it to someone, the new building needs a "certificate of occupancy". That comes from demonstrating compliance with the structural, ...

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