If there were to be a copyright on public records in this state what would it else would it be other than "the people of the State of California?"
After all, the people already pay for and own the records. But among the anti-transparency bills playing out in Sacramento this spring is one that would give local agencies copyright of the records they create. Continue…
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State law gives us a tool to hold our public servants accountable: the Tennessee Public Records Act.
Tennesseans have the fundamental right to explore what local and state governments are up to by simply requesting copies of an assortment of public records — everything from emails to investigative reports.
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