Recent U.S. District Court Opinion Is a Blow to Open Access … But It Is Being Appealed

… please see the Memorandum Opinion of U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan dated February 2, 2017 in American Society For Testing and Materials, et al. v. Public Resource.Org, Inc., et al. (D.D.C. no. 13-cv-01215-TSC): here.

For reporting on this, and related matters — regarding private copyrights contained in public safety laws, in particular, the proprietary standards developed and copyrighted (and charged for) by private standards developing organizations (SDOs) what are incorporated by reference into the free, public-domain, U.S. Government publication U.S. Code of Federal Regulations — please see: here.