I was apparently wrong recently regarding copyright on Hacker News

In a discussion of police playing copyrighted music to trigger automated takedowns of civillian video, someone pointed out that a recent US Supreme Court decision invalidated copyrightholders' right to sue US states for copyright infringement.

copyright.gov/policy/state-sov

One would presume this might extend to any entity operating as state government.

Say, for the sake of argument, a state university library system.

Which would mean that such a system might take upon itself to, for whatever reason, host Sci-Hub, LibGen, or ZLibrary, in a legally-immune status.

That would be an interesting development.

(There's no specific need for it to be a library system. It could be the forestry department, prisons, or an individual legislator or elected official.)

Boosts appreciated.

Also, should anyone care to know why I appreciate being called out when I'm wrong, it's because occasionally I learn things.

And those can be interesting.

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Keep in mind that I might well be wrong in my interpretation leading of this thread as well.

Which is why I'm floating the concept --- for discussion and assessmen.

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