Edicts of government, such as judicial opinions, administrative rulings, legislative enactments, public ordinances, and similar official legal documents are not copyrightable for reasons of public policy. This applies to such works whether they are Federal, State, or local as well as to those of foreign governments.
Acts of a legislature declaring, commanding, or prohibiting something, expressed according to the forms necessary to constitute law. For regulations having the force of law issued by a government agency in order to interpret or implement the provisions of a statute, use "administrative regulations." (English)