Category Archives: Policy debates

Englert et al.: Logical Limitations to Machine Ethics with Consequences to Lethal Autonomous Weapons

Matthias Englert, Sandra Siebert, and Martin Ziegler have posted Logical Limitations to Machine Ethics with Consequences to Lethal Autonomous Weapons. Here is the abstract: Lethal Autonomous Weapons promise to revolutionize warfare — and raise a multitude of ethical and legal … Continue reading

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Storify: Discussion of open source for courts

An interesting discussion of open source software for courts took place on Twitter on 12-13 November 2014, and included contributions by John Mayer, Brian Carver, Ansel Halliburton, and Amy Wan. Click here for a storify of the discussion. HT @johnpmayer

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Orozco: Democratizing the Law: Legal Crowdsourcing

David Orozco of Florida State University has posted Democratizing the Law: Legal Crowdsourcing (Lawsourcing) as a Means to Achieve Legal, Regulatory and Policy Objectives, on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article defines the emergent practice of lawsourcing, which is … Continue reading

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ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services seeks public comments on new issues paper; submission deadline is December 10, 2014

The American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services seeks public comments on its new issues paper, entitled Issues Paper on the Future of Legal Services. The submission deadline is December 10, 2014. Submission instructions are stated in … Continue reading

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Attempt to trademark “Legal Hackers” is abandoned

On October 31, 2014, Legal Hackers LLC appears to have abandoned and withdrawn its application to register the term “Legal Hackers” as a federal word mark. Joshua Tauberer, as an opponent of the attempt to register the mark, co-signed the … Continue reading

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Launch of Open Law / Le droit ouvert, 30-31 October 2014, Paris: Links and resources

The launch of Open Law / Le droit ouvert, “un programme de cocréation juridique,” is being held 30-31 October 2014 at the Open World Forum 2014 in Paris. The event was organized by the Open World Forum (OWF), la Direction … Continue reading

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Link Rot, Legal Citation and Projects to Preserve Precedent: Conference: Storify, links, and resources

Link Rot, Legal Citation and Projects to Preserve Precedent: 404/File Not Found, a conference, was held 24 October 2014 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, USA. The conference Website and program are available at: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/library/404/ One Twitter hashtag … Continue reading

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