Kendra Albert

Lecturer on Law

Spring 2019

1585 Massachusetts Ave
Suite 5020

617-998-1558

Areas of Interest

Kendra Albert, The Double Binds of Transgender Privacy, 2018 Privacy Law Scholars Conference (May 30, 2018).
Categories:
Technology & Law
,
Discrimination & Civil Rights
Sub-Categories:
LGBTQ Rights Law
,
Information Privacy & Security
,
Networked Society
Type: Presentation
Abstract
2018 Privacy Law Scholars Conference,
Kendra Albert, Computer Security Tools and Concepts for Lawyers, 20 Green Bag 2d 127 (2017).
Categories:
Technology & Law
,
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Professional Responsibility
,
Information Privacy & Security
,
Networked Society
Type: Article
Jonathan Zittrain, Kendra Albert & Lawrence Lessig, Perma: Scoping and Addressing the Problem of Link and Reference Rot in Legal Citations, 14 Legal Information Mgmt. 88 (2014).
Categories:
Technology & Law
Sub-Categories:
Information Commons
,
Networked Society
Type: Article
Abstract
It has become increasingly common for a reader to follow a URL cited in a court opinion or a law review article, only to be met with an error message because the resource has been moved from its original online address. This form of reference rot, commonly referred to as ‘linkrot’, has arisen from the disconnect between the transience of online materials and the permanence of legal citation, and will only become more prevalent as scholarly materials move online. The present paper, written by Jonathan Zittrain, Kendra Albert and Lawrence Lessig, explores the pervasiveness of linkrot in academic and legal citations, finding that more than 70% of the URLs within the Harvard Law Review and other journals, and 50% of the URLs within United States Supreme Court opinions, do not link to the originally cited information. In light of these results, a solution is proposed for authors and editors of new scholarship that involves libraries undertaking the distributed, long-term preservation of link contents.
Jonathan Zittrain, Kendra Albert & Lawrence Lessig, Perma: Scoping and Addressing the Problem of Link and Reference Rot in Legal Citations, 127 Harv. L. Rev. F. 176 (2014).
Categories:
Technology & Law
,
Legal Profession
Sub-Categories:
Legal Scholarship
,
Information Commons
,
Networked Society
Type: Article
Abstract
It has become increasingly common for a reader to follow a URL cited in a court opinion or a law review article, only to be met with an error message because the resource has been moved from its original online address. This form of reference rot, commonly referred to as ‘linkrot’, has arisen from the disconnect between the transience of online materials and the permanence of legal citation, and will only become more prevalent as scholarly materials move online. The present paper, written by Jonathan Zittrain, Kendra Albert and Lawrence Lessig, explores the pervasiveness of linkrot in academic and legal citations, finding that more than 70% of the URLs within the Harvard Law Review and other journals, and 50% of the URLs within United States Supreme Court opinions, do not link to the originally cited information. In light of these results, a solution is proposed for authors and editors of new scholarship that involves libraries undertaking the distributed, long-term preservation of link contents.

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1585 Massachusetts Ave
Suite 5020

617-998-1558