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={J. Zittrain and Kendra Albert and L. Lessig},
  journal={Legal Information Management},
We document a serious problem of reference rot: more than 70% of the URLs within the Harvard Law Review and other journals, and 50% of the URLs found within United States Supreme Court opinions, do not link to the originally cited information.Given that, we propose a solution for authors and editors of new scholarship that involves libraries undertaking the distributed, long-term preservation of link contents. 
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