The global development of free access to legal information

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Since the mid1990s the Internet's Worldwide Web has provided the necessary technical platform to enable free access to computerised legal information. In many countries the first attempts to exploit the advantages of the web for providing legal information came from the academic sector rather than government, and did so with an explicit ideology of free access provision. Three LIIs played key roles in early developments: the Legal Information Institute (Cornell), AustLII, and LexUM. This paper analyses the development of the Free Access to Law Movement, and its relationship to the broader development of free access to legal information, concluding that it has not yet achieved its full potential, and suggesting some steps forward.
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Greenleaf, Graham
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Paliwala, A
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2009
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