One day after a federal judge in Atlanta ruled that the state of Georgia may copyright its official legal code and pursue infringers, a California public records activist who had made Georgia’s code available for free to the general public began work on an appeal.

Carl Malamud, president of Public.Resource.Org, Inc., also notified his 11,500 Twitter followers that his site hosting free copies of the annotated Georgia code—which the state has acknowledged is the only official version of its laws—has, for now, gone dark.

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