A California public records organization has countersued Georgia’s Code Revision Commission, seeking a ruling that the group’s free distribution and publication of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated does not infringe any state copyright.

In July the state commission sued California-based Public.Resource.Org, claiming the nonprofit had infringed a state-held copyright by publishing the annotated—and only official—version of the state code on various websites and making it available to the general public free of charge.

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