Monthly Archives: September 2010

Law.gov Receives Substantial Grant

Google, Inc. has provided a grant of $2 million to Public.Resource.Org to fund the Law.gov legal open government data project. The grant is given as part of Google’s Project 10^100. Click here for Carl Malamud’s announcement of the grant. Click … Continue reading

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Howard: The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Information Technology and Political Islam

Professor Dr. Philip N. Howard of the University of Washington Department of Communication has published The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Information Technology and Political Islam (2010). Here is a summary: Around the developing world, political leaders face a … Continue reading

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Legal Information Systems Website Back Up & Running

Access has been restored to the Legal Information Systems and Legal Informatics Resources site, and the Legal Informatics Conferences Calendar, both of which are associated with this blog. Both sites were unavailable earlier this week. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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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. … Continue reading

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September 21, 2010: Presentation: “Hacking the Casebook”

A presentation about new resources for creating digital legal casebooks, entitled Hacking the Casebook, will be given by the H20 Development Team on 21 September 2010 at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, … Continue reading

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McGrath on Authentication of Digital Legal Information

Sean McGrath of Proplyon, 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.

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Updated: Syllabus on Law as a Complex Adaptive System, by Katz & Bommarito

Daniel Martin Katz and Michael J. Bommarito II, both of the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Complex Systems and Computational Legal Studies, have updated their syllabus on law as a complex adaptive system. This syllabus lists a … Continue reading

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New on VoxPopuLII: 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 … Continue reading

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