Saturday, November 3, 2012
12-11-02 Public inquiry reports are copyrighted? Scribd removed my copy of "Final Report of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission"
Banking excutives being sworn in for testimony before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
For the uninitiated - the report of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission documented the criminality underlying the current financial crisis, and cotradicted numerous statements by FBI and US banking regulators to the contrary.
I am clueless on copyright law. But it seems to me that the reports of US government inquiry commissions, which are freely downloaded, are and should be public records (except for the inevitable "classified" parts).
Anybody knows how this happened to be? After all, Scribd and Google are effectively government agencies as well.
And needless to say, I posted it not for any commercial purpose, only for ease of reference for me and for others - an educational purpose.