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New Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Case to Protect Free Speech Rights of Online Archive Public.Resource.org

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a complaint on behalf of Public.Resource.Org — under signature of Lead Attorney for EFF Corynne McSherry, a Stanford Law School graduate — in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California:

Public.Resource.Org v. Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association, Inc. [SMACNA] (N.D. Cal. Dkt. No. 13-00815)

EFF has:

asked a federal judge today to protect the free speech rights of an online archive of laws and legal standards after a wrongheaded copyright claim forced the removal of a document detailing important technical standards required by the federal government and several states.

Please see: “Free Speech Battle Over Publication of Federal Law” (February 22, 2013)

And please find the complaint here.

For more information about Public.Resource.Org, please see here.

Cross-posted on Legal Research Plus.

Boing Boing Posting “Liberating America’s Secret, For-Pay Laws”

Boing Boing, a group blog that started out as a zine, has recently posted an interesting and provocative piece by Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.Org:

Liberating America’s Secret, For-Pay Laws

Cross-posted on Legal Research Plus.

Social Security Numbers & Other Confidential Info Still Available in Federal Court Opinions

[Cross posted on LegalResearchPlus]

As mentioned in today’s Law Librarian Blog, it appears — per a helpful investigatory audit of Public.Resource.org, an organization headed up by Carl Malamud, who recently (October 20, 2008) presented to the Advanced Legal Research class at Stanford Law School — that Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and other confidential and sensitive personal identification information remain available in federal court opinions contrary to the E-Government Act of 2002.