Tag Archives: #freelaw

More Municipal Codes Published Free on the Web by Public.Resource.Org

Public.Resource.Org has posted several more municipal codes for U.S. cities and counties — approximately 220 in all — free on the Web. The formats of the codes vary. Examples of how developers can use open legislative codes like these include: … Continue reading

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The Summer of Codes: Many new U.S. state and municipal legislative codes posted free on Web by Public.Resource.Org

Public.Resource.Org has posted legislative codes for several U.S. states and localities, free on the Web, making summer 2013 the Summer of Codes. The data are available in various formats, including XML, PDF, HTML, and RTF. Legislative codes have been posted … Continue reading

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Harvey: Free Public Access to Law and Primary Legal Information as an Aspect of Internet Freedom

Judge David Harvey has posted Free Public Access to Law and Primary Legal Information as an Aspect of Internet Freedom, at his blog, The IT Countrey Justice. Here are excerpts from the introduction: The Rule of Law and its protection … Continue reading

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April 26: CodeX FutureLaw 2013 Conference: Tweets and Resources

The CodeX FutureLaw 2013 Conference is being held 26 April 2013 at Stanford Law School, Stanford, California, USA. The conference focuses ‘on how technology is changing the landscape of the legal profession and the law more broadly. The conference will … Continue reading

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Open DC Code Hackathon: Tweets and Resources

This post links to selected resources from the Open DC Code Hackathon, held 14 April 2013 in Washington, DC, USA. Click here for the hackathon’s Website. The Twitter hashtag for the Open DC Code Hackathon 2013 was #openlawdc Click here … Continue reading

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Freeing the DC Code: An Update

There have been several developments in recent weeks in the effort to make the District of Columbia statutory code freely available. The project began in February 2013 when Tom MacWright posted You Cannot Have the DC Code, complaining that no … Continue reading

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Registration open: CodeX FutureLaw 2013: Conference on Technology & Legal Profession, 26 April

Tim Hwang tells us that registration is now open for CodeX FutureLaw 2013, “a conference focusing on how technology is changing the landscape of the legal profession and the law more broadly,” to be held 26 April 2013 at Stanford … Continue reading

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MacWright on Copyright Barriers to Creating a Free and Open DC Code

Tom MacWright of MapBox has posted You Cannot Have the DC Code, at macwright.org. Here are excerpts: You cannot have a digital copy of the DC Code. You cannot have a public domain version of the code, despite it being … Continue reading

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Aaron Swartz Memorial Grants to further development of RECAP open law repository

On 3 February 2013 an additional $10,000 for the Aaron Swartz Memorial Grants — which fund the development of the RECAP project aimed at increasing public access to U.S. federal judicial information — were announced by Stephen Schultze of Princeton’s … Continue reading

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