August 20, 2009

Hmmmm [6:59 pm]

This looks like a copyright fight in the making: Internet Materials in Opinions: Citations and Hyperlinking [via Findlaw's Technologist blog]

The guidelines suggest that, if a webpage is cited, chambers staff preserve the citation by downloading a copy of the site’s page and filing it as an attachment to the judicial opinion in the Judiciary’s Case Management/Electronic Case Files System. The attachment, like the opinion, would be retrievable on a non-fee basis through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records system. When considering whether to cite Internet sources, judges are reminded that some litigants, particularly pro se litigants, may not have access to a computer.

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