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Link rot in Supreme Court decisions

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:50:12 +1000
Message-Id: <6ABE0B84-8A53-4B23-BA8B-749371214DCD@mnot.net>
Cc: Herbert van de Sompel <hvdsomp@gmail.com>
To: "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
I'm sure some here will enjoy / be horrified by this.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/us/politics/in-supreme-court-opinions-clicks-that-lead-nowhere.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&_r=0

> In Supreme Court Opinions, Web Links to Nowhere
> By ADAM LIPTAK
> Published: September 23, 2013
> 
> WASHINGTON — Supreme Court opinions have come down with a bad case of link rot. According to a new study, 49 percent of the hyperlinks in Supreme Court decisions no longer work.

and:

> The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, could serve as a model. It maintains an electronic archive of what it calls “webcites” in the PDF format.
> 
> Professor Zittrain and his colleagues are at work on a more ambitious solution, Perma.cc, a platform built and run by a consortium of law libraries. It allows writers and editors to capture and fix transient information on the Web with a new, permanent link.

Cheers,

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Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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