Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Practicing law in an online age

The most recent issue of The Green Bag, which bills itself as "an entertaining journal of law," has an interesting short piece about a 2007 Chilean Constitutional Court opinion's citation to Wikipedia's entry on piracy. See Elise Hendrick, Wikipedia: The New Consensual Reality, 11 Green Bag 2d 187 (2008). Hendrick concludes by observing: "Say what you might about citing as authority a source that once, for a brief time, credited the U'wa people of Venezuela and Columbia with the invention of puff pastry, but there are definite advantages to being able to cite an authority that you can always rewrite to suit your current needs."

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