Copyright in Statutes, Regulations, and Judicial Decisions in Common Law Jurisdictions: Public Ownership or Commercial Enterprise?

@article{Cox2006CopyrightIS,
  title={Copyright in Statutes, Regulations, and Judicial Decisions in Common Law Jurisdictions: Public Ownership or Commercial Enterprise?},
  author={N. Cox},
  journal={Statute Law Review},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={185-208}
}
  • N. Cox
  • Published 2006
  • Business
  • Statute Law Review
Before the 1980s, the ownership and publication of legislation and regulations in New Zealand were governed by common law rules and by the Regulations Act 1936. Briefly, the Crown owned copyright in legislation and regulations, and both of these were printed and published by the Government Printing Office. This original legislation, and official reprints, was presumed to correctly set out the law as at the date of printing. They could therefore be relied on by judges, lawyers, and other users… Expand
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