Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sichelman on Quantifying Legal Entropy

Professor Ted M. Sichelman of the University of San Diego has posted an abstract entitled Quantifying Legal Entropy. Here is the abstract: Many scholars have employed the term “entropy” in the context of law and legal systems to roughly refer … Continue reading

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Georgia Asserts Copyright in Official Annotated Statutes; Public.Resource.Org Responds

The U.S. state of Georgia has asserted copyright in the annotations of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, which has been posted free on the Web by Public.Resource.Org. The statutes, and the letters in the dispute, are available at https://law.resource.org/pub/us/code/ga/Continue reading

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Aitamurto and Landemore on Deliberation in Crowdsourced Legislative Processes

Dr. Tanja Aitamurto of Stanford University and Professor Dr. Hélène Landemore of Yale University, presented a paper entitled Democratic Participation and Deliberation in Crowdsourced Legislative Processes: The Case of the Law on Off-Road Traffic in Finland, at the ComTech 13 … Continue reading

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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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Lauritsen: Are We Free to Code the Law?

Marc Lauritsen, Esq., of Capstone Practice Systems has published Are We Free to Code the Law? CACM: Communications of the ACM, 56(8), 60-66 (August 2013) (a free version of the article is available at http://www.capstonepractice.com/AreWeFree.pdf). A video is available of … Continue reading

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Nečaský: Public Contracts Ontology

Professor Dr. Martin Nečaský of Univerzita Karlova v Praze has posted Public Contracts Ontology. The description of the ontology reads: Public Contracts Ontology offers a means of expression for describing public contracts in the public sector. The code and data, … Continue reading

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