The public court system appears to have an implied right to distribute papers filed in lawsuits, related to those suits. Probably even the opposing parties in lawsuits have the right to make copies to provide as exhibits to papers filed in response, and to share with clients and expert witnesses. The question is, do commercial businesses have the right to copy documents filed in court and share these documents for commercial gain? That question may soon be answered.
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Copyright law vs. public court documents
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