The Supreme Court of the United States has granted certiorari in Georgia et al. v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc., case number 18-1150, to address whether state statutory codes, including annotations, are protectable by copyright.

In October 2018, the 11th Circuit held that the annotations, while not having the force of law, were sufficiently law-like to be regarded

On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a long-standing split among the circuits, making it impossible to sue for copyright infringement if the copyright is not registered. The Supreme Court held that a copyright claimant may not commence an infringement suit until “registration has been made,” and clarified that “registration has been made”