From: Melissa Levine <mele[_at_]>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 1996 17:44:22 -0400

On 9/5/96, Alan D. Sugarman <sugarman[_at_]> wrote:
> Comment letters to DOJ and links to comment letters concerning the
> proposed consent decree with WEST-THOMSON have been placed on
> HyperLaw's web site.
> Included are comments from Lexis-Nexis, Matthew Bender, HyperLaw,
> AALL, and CD-LAW, Inc. Additional documents will be placed on the
> site later.
> If you have access to Counsel Connect, you will find John Morris's
> article on the DOJ-WEST-THOMSON merger approval negotiations by John
> Morris that appeared in this month's issue of the American Lawyer.

Is the copyright to correspondence to the government or to government officials in their official capacity (such as these) still retained by the writer? Do the writers have to consent to having their letters placed <online>? Do they somehow become public domain because they are to the U.S. government? I assume not, but am curious about others' thoughts.

Melissa Smith Levine
Legal Advisor, National Digital Library Project Library of Congress
Washington, D.C. 20540-1300
ph. 202-707-1783
fax 202-707-0815
Received on Fri Sep 06 1996 - 21:50:49 GMT

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