July 27, 2015 3:30 pm -

The state of Georgia is claiming that an open records activist broke copyright law and committed an act of terrorism simply because he posted the full, annotated versions of the state’s legal code online.

In a lawsuit filed last week, Georgia officials accused Carl Malamud of Public of engaging  in an 18-year “crusade to control the accessibility of U.S. government documents” when he scanned and reposted the annotated version of the Georgia legal code. The code is used by courts to make decisions on the law.

The state, in the suit, also “points directly to the annotated version as the official laws of the state.”


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.