What is the Public Domain?

October 18, 2013 A friend sends you a copy of a picture she finds funny. You do, too, and you want to put it on your blog to illustrate a point you’re making. You’ve decided, though, that you want to be careful about using the picture, so you ask your friend where she found it.(…)

Who Owns the Law?

Public access to the law would seem a non-controversial proposition.  The practice of allowing the people to read and familiarize themselves with their legal rights and obligations started in 449 BCE, when the Twelve Tables of Roman law were posted in the forum.  Today, laws and codes are posted online, and are available to anyone(…)