Tag Archives: Crowdsourcing and law

Legal technology and communication submissions to Knight News Challenge 2014

Many proposals concerning legal technology or legal communication have been submitted to the 2014 Knight News Challenge: (If you know of others, please feel free to identify them in the comments to this post) Craig Aaron: TechDefender. Your tech. Your … Continue reading

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13-14 August: Annotating the Law Workshop

Annotating the Law Workshop is being held 13-14 August 2013, at a location I’m uncertain of. The workshop includes personnel from the open annotation platform Hypothes.is, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and other organizations. The questions … Continue reading

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Daum: Crowdsourced legal translation site: China Law Translate

Jeremy Daum, JD, of the Yale Law School China Center has launched a crowdsourced legal translation site called China Law Translate. Here is a description of the site from the site’s “About Us” page: Chinalawtranslate Is An Interactive, Cooperative Project … 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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Three Efforts to Crowdsource Amendments to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, in Honor of Aaron Swartz: Lofgren-Wyden, EFF, and ForktheLaw

At least three separate efforts to crowdsource amendments to the U.S. federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) appear to have recently been launched: Representative Zoe Lofgren and Senator Ron Wyden have been using Reddit as a platform to crowdsource … Continue reading

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New crowdsourced legislative proposal project on Reddit: Lofgren: Domain Name Seizures

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Zoe Lofgren is crowdsourcing the content of a U.S. federal legislative proposal, on the social media site Reddit. Click here for the Reddit thread. Representative Lofgren writes: The goal of the legislation would … Continue reading

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