Public record request being denied for copyright grounds. Is this legit reason to deny public record?
Can a public record be denied for copyright reason or is this just a excuse not to comply with a public record request? My understanding is that government employees don't like public records request to begin with.
- MorningfoxLv 74 years agoFavorite Answer
I don't see how something can be public record and copyrighted at the same time.Source(s): https://www.rcfp.org/browse-media-law-resources/ne... https://firstamendmentcoalition.org/2016/06/califo...
- notnedLv 74 years ago
Yeah we need context here. I mean public records are public but if there is a copyrift issue I need to know what it ia
- WRGLv 74 years ago
Yes it is a legit reason.
It would help to have some context so we could say if it was a legit reason in your case.