The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act -- formerly called The Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act -- has been approved by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC; formerly called the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, NCCUSL) at their annual meeting in Vail, Colorado, according to a ULC Twitter post. [Update... Read more »
Posts Tagged: Authentication of digital legal documents
The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act -- formerly called The Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act -- will be considered by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) at their upcoming annual meeting, on 7 July 2011, in Vail, Colorado. The Act would establish uniform legal standards for the... Read more »
Daniel Le Métayer of INRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, and colleagues, have published Liability Issues in Software Engineering: The Use of Formal Methods to Reduce Legal Uncertainties, Communications of the ACM, 54(4), 99-106 (April 2010). Here is the abstract: This paper reports on the results of a multidisciplinary project involving lawyers and computer scientists with the... Read more »
Dean Peter W. Martin of Cornell University Law School has posted Abandoning Law Reports for Official Digital Case Law (2011), on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2009, Arkansas ended publication of the Arkansas Reports. Since 1837 this series of volumes, joined in the late twentieth century by the Arkansas Appellate Reports covering the state's... Read more »
Mike Wash, Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has posted Authentication Is a User-Centric Activity, on his blog, The WashBoard. Mr. Wash's post identifies key issues respecting the authentication of digital government information -- including U.S. federal legal information -- and discusses GPO's approach to authentication. For other recent discussion of... Read more »
Sean McGrath of Proplyon -- and a member of our community -- has written an interesting new post on authentication of electronic legal information, entitled Pssst...there is no such thing as an authentic/original/official/master electronic legal text.
A paper entitled Digitizing the World’s Laws: Authentication and Preservation, was given by Claire M. Germain at the 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, held 10-15 August 2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Here is the abstract: Many countries now provide online access to statutes, codes, regulations, court decisions, and international agreements. Digital law issues that have... Read more »
Videos are now available for all of the workshop panels and the Law.gov panel from Open Government: Defining, Designing, and Sustaining Transparency (POGW), a workshop held 21-22 January 2010 at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP). Click here for a summary of the legal-information-related discussion at the workshop.
A revised discussion draft of The Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act, has been posted at the documents Website of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) Drafting Committee on Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials. The committee's chair is Michele L. Timmons, the Revisor of Statutes... Read more »
The workshop entitled Open Government: Defining, Designing, and Sustaining Transparency (POGW), held 21-22 January 2010 at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), featured much valuable discussion about legal information. (The Twitter hashtag for the workshop is #pogw. An apparently complete collection of tweets from the workshop is available here. My tweets from the... Read more »