[Open-Legislation] Link rot in legal judgements

Eric Mill eric at sunlightfoundation.com
Tue Oct 1 14:35:57 UTC 2013

It wasn't clear to me whether or not Perma.cc was advocating using perma.cc
links instead of the originals, or in addition to them. Hopefully it would
only be used in addition.

That critical post is basically just saying, perma.cc's Terms protect
itself by limiting it to non-commercial activity where copyright issues are
unambiguous, and that if those terms were to be actually taken seriously
and enforced, it couldn't possibly perform its function of linking to other
people's work.

On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 9:47 AM, John Levin <john at anterotesis.com> wrote:

> Dear list,
> FYI, a study, and two reports about it, on link- and reference-rot,
> especially in relation to Supreme Court (US) decisions, and a suggested
> remedy:
> Perma: Scoping and Addressing the Problem of Link and Reference Rot in
> Legal Citations
> http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/**papers.cfm?abstract_id=2329161<http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2329161>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2013/**09/24/us/politics/in-supreme-**
> court-opinions-clicks-that-**lead-nowhere.html<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/us/politics/in-supreme-court-opinions-clicks-that-lead-nowhere.html>
> http://inkdroid.org/journal/**2013/09/26/on-perma-cc/<http://inkdroid.org/journal/2013/09/26/on-perma-cc/>
> The proposed remedy is
> http://perma.cc/
> It's terms of service are critically examined at:
> http://blog.ldodds.com/2013/**09/25/its-more-than-the-link/<http://blog.ldodds.com/2013/09/25/its-more-than-the-link/>
> Hope this is of interest,
> John
> --
> John Levin
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