Inevitable? Sure. Useful? We’ll see. Wikilaw, an open-content legal resource, is up and running — soliciting off-the-clock, copyleft work from the million lawyers running around the U.S.
At least one or two of them must be frustrated graphic artists – imagine if tort reform could be similarly explained:
Wikipedia is abandoning the anonymous editing model, after being beaten up in the press recently for defamation; but Wikilaw, for the time being at least, is allowing users to weigh in anonymously.
So here’s a suggestion for faceless counsel: there’s an immediate need for guidance on the Communication Decency Act – authoritative guidance, please.