A week after THE WEEKLY STANDARD reported that the Obamacare website Healthcare.gov was using a copyrighted web script without attribution, the lines have been quietly added back to the code. In a tacit admission that the lines should not have been omitted, the full attribution now appears at the top of the script in question. Up until now, the script appeared as follows, with only the name DataTables and the version mentioned:
Now, the author of the script, the company (SpryMedia), the copyright, and the related licenses are all included:
THE WEEKLY STANDARD had contacted the Department of Health and Human Services more than a week ago by email, but never received a response about the license violation.
Note: A version of this article first appeared at The Weekly Standard.