Editorial

Editorial

Laurence Eastham looks at two articles in this issue, admits (one of) his failings and dabbles in legal comment.

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BAILLI: Business Plan and Call for Funds

So much has been written in these pages over the years about the pursuit of free access to law that it is easy to forget that we are still at the stage of needing to push hard over the final hurdles to make the dream reality. BAILII is now fully effective as an important source of primary law, is a fully operational charity based at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and has its first employee. But it needs more funding to get it through the transitional period which will allow it to be fully independent and able to operate effectively without the extensive and much valued support it has received from AustLII.

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Can Technology Transform the Judicial System?

Can the legal system operate in new, innovative ways capitalising on what new technology has to offer? This is an abridged and edited version of Lord Justice Brooke’s speech at the Foundation for Science and Technology in December.

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The BadTrans Virus and E-conveyancing

Raymond Perry analyses the significance of a recent e-mail virus and asks what the implications are for the introduction of e-conveyancing.

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ASP – What’s It All About?

ASPs have been around for a couple of years now. However, reactions to the concept have been mixed and opinion as to its efficacy and worth is still divided. Much of the opinion appearing in the press has in fact been quite negative. But does it really deserve such scorn and can it be written off so easily? Doug McLachlan of Axxia looks at the merits and demerits.

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Windows XP Upgrading 101

In Which Neil Cameron Goes Through All The Pain So That You (Dear Reader) Don’t Have To.

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Web Site Design and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995

“The Internet is a wonderful thing for the disabled. You should be proud of your achievement in making the life of the disabled so much better.” Rabbi Lionel Blue, OBE at the Annual Dinner of The British Computer Society held on 12 November, 2001. Stephen Mason and Catherine Casserley explain why this is not always so – and what the law requires.

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In.BIZness

Now that the new top level domains are coming online, Jonathan Ebsworth and Giles Bennett examine whether reality has lived up to the hype.

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Account Aggregation

Emily Wiewiorka discusses the legislative anomalies facing account aggregators in the UK.

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