Posts Tagged: Legal publishing

New on VoxPopuLII: Walters on The End of Private Copyright in Public Statutes

Ed Walters, Esq., of FastCase has posted Tear Down This (Pay)Wall: The End of Private Copyright in Public Statutes, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Mr. Walters describes the extent to which U.S. state governments and for-profit legal publishers assert copyright in U.S…. Read more »

Martin on Abandoning Law Reports for Official Digital Case Law

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 »

Palfrey on The Path of Legal Information

Vice Dean John G. Palfrey of the Harvard Law School recently gave a lecture entitled The Path of Legal Information, on 9 November 2010, at the Harvard Law School. In his lecture, Dean Palfrey proposes the development of an open, interoperable system of digital legal information, and describes possible consequences of such a system for… Read more »

New Source of Free U.S. Court Decisions: Weekly Report of Current Opinions (RECOP)

In 2011, Public.Resource.Org will publish a weekly release — called the Report of Current Opinions (RECOP) — of all slip and final opinions — in HTML — “of the appellate and supreme courts of the 50 [U.S.] states and the [U.S.] federal government,” according to a new post by Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.Org. According to… Read more »

Wash on Authentication as a User-Centric Activity

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 »

Eiseman: Time to Turn the Page on Print Legal Information

Jason Eiseman of the Yale Law School Library has posted Time to Turn the Page on Print Legal Information, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In his post, Mr. Eiseman poses the question, “Is there a good reason why judges should not be blogging their opinions?”… Read more »

Palmirani on Legal Resources Modelling in the Semantic Web for Implementing eGov

Professor Monica Palmirani of Università di Bologna Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche «Antonio Cicu» and Centro Interdipartimentale de Ricerca in Storia del Diritto e Informatica Giuridica (CIRSFID) presented a lecture entitled Legal Resources Modelling in the Semantic Web for Implementing eGov on 11 November 2009 at CodeX: The Stanford University Center for Computers and Law, in… Read more »