There is movement in the states. Check out the Ohio (and Virginia) efforts to get copyright clarification for state government information.
Copyright and Ohio Documents
By Tom Adamich, President, Visiting Librarian Service
Carol Ottolenghi and I are requesting a subcommittee be formed to explore what would need to be done legislatively here in Ohio to clarify copyright for state publications here in Ohio. Barbie Selby from Virginia has been helping us, as we think we should model Ohio efforts after those proposed in Virginia. It seems like modeling our efforts after VA SB242 2010 is the way to go http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?101+ful+SB242.
We hope this will be on the agenda for the Ohio GODORT Fall Meeting, to be held at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio on November 13, 2015.
Feel free to contact Carol or me using the information listed below for more information and to join us in our efforts:
Ohio Attorney General Library
15th floor, SOT
30 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Tom Adamich, MLS
Visiting Librarian Service
224 Chauncey Ave. N.W.
P.O. Box 932
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
We’ll be recapping our FSGI work thus far and Kyle Courtney will be unveiling the State Copyright Resource Center.
Join us if you are in Harrisburg for #BEP2015 – Monday, October 20, 2015, 10:30am, Mammal Hall.
Here’s our presentation: BPE2015 ppt_Final_BartlettCourtneyKasianovitz_10-20-2015