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This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
Status of the proposal
ReasonNo awnser since 2014
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionList all laws publically available, including Constitutional, Code, Regulations and Ordinance. Also Common Law and Case Law.
Is it a multilingual wiki?Many language versions
Potential number of languagesMany
Proposed URLwikilaw.org (?)
Technical requirements
New features to requireNo
Development wikiYes, at the following url: http://editthis.info/law/Main_Page
Interested participants
Robert Harrison



Ignorantia juris non excusat. I propose to create a comprehensive and free legal research wiki. It would be used to publish Common Law, Case Law, Statutes and Ordinance. (a free alternative to LexisNexis) My main focus will be in the English Language and US centric but this project could easily and logically be expanded to other politcal jurisdictions and languages.

--Robert Harrison (talk) 16:03, 27 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]



I am obviously not a lawyer, but I have a question: are laws themselves copyrighted/copyrightable? If they are in the public domain, you can upload them to Wikisource. πr2 (tc) 16:15, 27 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

For the sake of full disclosure, a similar project was proposed a while ago and I forgot about it until just recently. The previous proposal can be found at Wikilaw. Robert Harrison (talk) 16:51, 27 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

How does this proposal contrast with The State Decoded project? -GChriss (talk) 05:07, 2 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]