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SIIA Pleased with Supreme Court in Georgia v. PublicResource.Org Case
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2019) – The Software & Information Industry Association, the principal association for the software, information, and digital content industries, was pleased with the Supreme Court for granting certiorari in the Georgia v. PublicResource.Org case which will examine whether the Eleventh Circuit correctly stripped copyright from privately authored case summaries contained in Georgia's Official Code.
SIIA VP for Intellectual Property and General Counsel, Chris Mohr, issued the following statement:
“We’re extremely gratified that the Court recognized the importance of this issue. No one owns the law, but these case summaries are anything but that. Preserving the incentives that the Copyright Act gives is essential for our members to make these compilations in the first place. We look forward to having a chance to present our views on the merits."
SIIA previously filed a brief in support of the petition.
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