Echoes of Reports: May Court Reporter Transcripts be Freely Copied?

Bloggers sometimes feel like a woodsman working in a desolate forest, wondering if reports of our efforts are ever heard in the outside world. “Page view” statistics are cold and unsatisfying. What bloggers hunger for is to know whether anything we write actually resonates with our readers or, more fundamentally, whether we are writing purely and solely for our own enjoyment. 

One of my posts which has been well received outside my online forest is Stiffing Court Reporters and Experts Can Be Hazardous to Your Law License. Court reporters understandably loved it and linked to it. It is therefore with some trepidation that I undertake this essay, which is bound to make me about as popular in court reporting circles as a turd in a punchbowl.

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