May 30, 2014

Who owns the law?

Carl Malamud is a familiar name in the law library world, an advocate of free access to public information who has often clashed with government bodies, legal publishers, research firms, and others. As a lawsuit brought against Malamud's organization by the American Society for Testing and Materials gets underway in the District of Columbia District Court, the cover story of June's ABA Journal, Who owns the law? Technology reignites the war over just how public documents should be, provides a good overview of the issues being contested in this fascinating intersection of technology and the law.