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Re: Link rot in Supreme Court decisions

From: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:34:48 -0400
Message-ID: <CANr5HFU_v8sU=vsQmpBtpEinPq50L_47ONAcweReJ5S-kPYe1Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: Herbert van de Sompel <hvdsomp@gmail.com>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Does perma.cc have the same DNS issues that we discussed at the last f2f?
On 23 Sep 2013 21:51, "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:

> I'm sure some here will enjoy / be horrified by this.
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> 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
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> > 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:
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> > 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,
>
> --
> Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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