Perma: Scoping and Addressing the Problem of Link and Reference Rot in Legal Citations

  title={Perma: Scoping and Addressing the Problem of Link and Reference Rot in Legal Citations},
  author={Jonathan Zittrain and Kendra Albert and Lawrence Lessig},
  journal={Legal Information Management},
  pages={88 - 99}
Abstract It has become increasingly common for a reader to follow a URL cited in a court opinion or a law review article, only to be met with an error message because the resource has been moved from its original online address. This form of reference rot, commonly referred to as ‘linkrot’, has arisen from the disconnect between the transience of online materials and the permanence of legal citation, and will only become more prevalent as scholarly materials move online. The present paper… Expand
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