WEB INFORMATION QUALITY VERSUS TURBULENCE ON URL DECAY: CRITIC ON RELIABILITY OF AUTHORITY CITATIONS


WEB INFORMATION QUALITY VERSUS TURBULENCE ON URL DECAY: CRITIC ON RELIABILITY OF AUTHORITY CITATIONS


Zharama M. Llarena

Juris Doctor student, California Southern University


American Journal of Law and Legal Studies

Internet usage provides environment for learning, research, entertainment, and business. Web design is crucial for market-ability of the Web page, whereas, Web information is essential for enhancing research skills for academic and institutional growth and development. This study aims to assess information provided in the various Internet sites according to several literature content compliance and gaps on URL forming rots over time as inaccessible URLs may be subject to copyright infringement. References of authors render article citations by providing URLs, DOIs, and PURLs, in which old URLs tend to be unavailable as time function which may be subject to intellectual property issue by communication obstruction of public right. Hyperlinks enable end-users to access Web content for an exclusive communication right to the public under Article 8 of WIPO Copyright Treaty as retrieval from Internet Archives and Google services had a limited ability to preserve its full content, hence, public communication results to impediment. Therefore, modern DOIs and PURLs must be preferred in citing articles as their unique identifiers are permanent, unlike old URLs that used to rot after several years.


Keywords: website, citation, references, archiving, intellectual property


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Zharama M. Llarena. WEB INFORMATION QUALITY VERSUS TURBULENCE ON URL DECAY: CRITIC ON RELIABILITY OF AUTHORITY CITATIONS. American Journal of Law and Legal Studies, 2020, 3:9. DOI:10.28933/ajlls-2020-06-0705


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