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Colin Lachance

Colin Lachance has written 21 posts for Lachance on Law

The Price of Open and Free

On May 1st, a Texas law student uploaded the specs for 3D printing of a single-shot pistol to the web – specs that were downloaded over 100,000 times before the U.S. State Department asked that he remove them from his site. That same day, May 9th, U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive order “Making Open and … Continue reading

Unbundling Legal Information

Because law belongs to the people, the governments and courts that issue law must make it available to the people. This is a simple and widely accepted fact. In practice, as governments and courts carry out their responsibilities to make law available, they do so in a wide variety of ways. For example, the digital … Continue reading

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