Sunday, December 11, 2005


Ross Mayfield reports on a new wiki community called “wikilaw”:

Wikilaw's goal is to build the largest open-content legal resource in the world. To accomplish this goal, Wikilaw needs your help! We encourage all law professors, practitioners, and students to share their knowledge.

Currently, there are roughly 1,000,000 lawyers in the United States. If every lawyer in America contributed a fraction of their legal knowledge to this site, Wikilaw would become one of the largest libraries of legal information in the world.

How cool would it be if even 25% of the lawyers in the country took time to populate the wiki?  Now, how do you make this happen?  I’m pretty sure you’d have to figure out how to indemnify and hold harmless anyone that posted any information to the wiki.


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