APG-L ArchivesArchiver > APG > 2006-02 > 1138847518
Subject: Re: APG-D Digest V06 #42
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 21:31:58 EST
Jim Brady wrote:
<<I don't disgree with your take on state vs. federal rights, but in reading
of the proposed, flawed NH law it seems to be re-defining public domain. NH
has the right to close it's records, if it wants to, but if the same
information, contained in those records, is available from other sources can
NH also declare it "non-public" and regulate it's use? >>
The intent of the law seems to be banning the publication or communication
of personal names within New Hampshire, particularly in association with any
other identifying information, and would perhaps also ban their importation or
circulation from outside the state.
Question: Would the law prohibit circulation of newspapers from other states
within New Hampwshire? Will libraries have to lock up their old copies of
city and telephone directories?
Donn Devine, CG, CGI
Wilmington, Delaware, USA
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