Public.Resource.Org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to publishing and sharing public domain materials in the United States. It was founded by Carl Malamud and is based out of Sebastopol, California. Their motto is “Making Government Information More Accessible”. As of 2008[update], the organization operated on an annual budget of around US$1 million, most of which was spent on acquiring the rights to and scanning public works. Malamud estimates it would take another $10 million to acquire and digitize all of the public code materials that are not publicly available from every state.
Some people say[who?] that, despite being in the public domain as works created by employees of the United States government in the course of their employment, decisions by the Federal Courts of the United States have not been accessible on reasonable terms. Public.Resource.Org has worked to obtain copies of the Federal Appeals Courts decisions and Federal District Court decisions. The organization has obtained and integrated the Appeals Courts decisions and obtained copies of a substantial portion of the district court decisions.
Youtube channel 
As of October 2012, the Youtube Channel had over 6,000 video uploads with around 20,000 subscribers. Videos posted on the channel include videos on Engineering, Farming, Health Sciences, and other government agency archived videos. This program, known as FedFlix, has faced issues with the Youtube ContentID matching system. Over 300 of its videos were identified as being under copyright. However, 177 of the initial 325 matches have been revoked on Youtube.
Video is purchased or requested from government agencies such as the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These videos are digitized and uploaded with metadata to Youtube and Public.Resource.Org's servers. The program became more formal with the signing of Joint Venture Agreement NTIS-1832 on November 2, 2007 in which FedFlix agreed to accept periodic shipments of VHS, Betacam, and Umatic tapes from the NTIS. Those tapes were all digitized and the tapes and a disk drive were then returned to NTIS, a service performed at no cost to the government.
- Doctorow, Cory (December 11, 2008). "Carl Malamud, rogue archivist, in Wired". Boing Boing. Retrieved December 14, 2008.
- "An Effort to Upgrade a Court Archive System to Free and Easy" article by John Schwartz in The New York Times February 12, 2009
- Google Supports Free Law, Public.Resource.org & the Law.gov movement with 10^100 Grant | Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog
- Public.Resource.Org 2011 Annual Report
- A discussion of related case law from justia.com
- Tim O'Reilly's blog post about the non-profit, from summer 2007
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