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Their attorneys must be laughing all the way to the bank


Jun 10, 2011
NB, Canada
Too many side issues being discussed.

The Basics are:
  • Our laws cannot be copyrighted otherwise private individuals could own our laws.
  • Building codes are laws.
ICC can have a copyright on the IBC and IRC as originally published. But once a government entity has adopted it as part of a statute or regulation the resulting law has no copywrite. There is a difference between the original model code and the building code that is based on the model code. To repeat the adopted laws cannot be copyrighted.
Can you cite the case you are referencing?