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March 16, 1999

The Internet Law Library (formerly the U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library) was originally provided to the public courtesy of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the Counsel's mission to make the law (particularly the U.S. Code) available to the public. The Law Revision Counsel's goal was to provide free public access to the basic documents of U.S. law.

Pritchard Law Webs Addendum to the Law Revision Counsel's Statement:

Pritchard Law Webs received files for the Internet Law Library directly from the House of Representatives on April 22, 1999. We are pleased to carry on the tradition and original mission of the Internet Law Library.

We initially published the Internet Law Libary with minimal deletions and updates made necessary by the transfer - principally to make it clear to our visitors that the Internet Law Library, as it now appears on Priweb.com, is no longer being edited or published by the U.S. House of Representatives Law Revision Counsel.

In July, 1999, we converted the links originally contained in the Internet Law Library files into a database using a custom web-based spidering application that automatically extracted information from the existing static html files so we could have increased flexibility over our continuing web publishing process.

As of July 21, 1999, we began generating the substantive law links pages of the Internet Law Library from our PLW/SiteBuilder custom web publishing environment using techniques we developed and refined for publishing and maintaining our Priweb.com site.

We made certain changes in the appearance of the site on which we welcome visitor feedback. First, we doublespaced all links for enhanced readability. We recognize that this also makes certain long pages even longer.

For visitors using browsers supporting stylesheet technology, we added a "hover effect" which changes the color of a link as the cursor passes over it. Again, our hope is that in a web law library consisting of links, you will find it easier to track and mark your position on a page with this enhancement.

We welcome suggestions for additional enhancements and improvements!

The documents referenced by the Library reside on servers outside the control of Pritchard Law Webs (and before transfer of the Internet Law Library, many of them resided on servers outside the control of the U.S. House of Representatives Law Revision Counsel). We therefore make no guarantees or warranties as to the accuracy or the timeliness of the data. If you believe any material referenced by these directories is inaccurate, please contact us at


The Internet Law Library was originally developed and maintained by House Information Resources under the direction of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Acknowledgements of Pritchard Law Webs

Pritchard Law Webs would like to extend our gratitude to the World Flag Database for kindly granting us use of their library of world flag images.

Acknowledgements of the Law Revision Counsel (through April 22, 1999)

The Internet Law Library is the work of many hands. While criticisms should be addressed as indicated above, a special thanks should go to the folks at Personal Library Service, Inc. (PLS) for allowing us to house the Law Library on their machine for all of calendar year 1995 when the Law Library was still a demonstration project. Also, a grateful thanks is extended to the participants in the following listservs, who have played a key part in identifying the material that now makes up much of the Library:

  • AIL-L (artificial intelligence and law)
  • AIROLIX (Internet Resources of Legal Interest Exchange)
  • ALAWON (American Library Association Washington Office Newsletter)
  • AnaheimEdProg (American Association of Law Libraries Convention)
  • ANZ-Law-Librarians-One (Australia and New Zealand Law Librarians List)
  • Assoc-L (Associates: Electronic Library Support Staff Journal)
  • BayouDoc (Bayou Area Government Documents Discussion Group)
  • BMR-L (Bryn Mawr Classical Review and Bryn Mawr Medieval Review)
  • CalDoc-L (California Depository Library Government Documents List)
  • CALL-L (Canadian Association of Law Libraries List)
  • CCNotify (Constitutional Court decisions of South Africa notification)
  • CNI-PubInfo (Coalition for Networked Information, Access to Public Information Working Group)
  • CoGoPub-L (Colorado Government Documents List)
  • ComLaw-L (computers and legal education)
  • Computer Law Report
  • ComputerSupport-Law (computers in law schools)
  • COSELL-L (Consortium of Southeastern Law Libraries List)
  • Counterserve (Counterpoint Publishing Company)
  • Court-Web-L (court WWW services)
  • CTI-Law (computers and legal education)
  • Derecho (law resources on the Internet, primarily in Spanish)
  • Digital Dispatch (c|net weekly newsletter)
  • DoxNJ (New Jersey Government Documents Forum)
  • EdPolyAr (Education Policy Analysis Archives)
  • EDUPAGE (information technology news from the EDUCOM (now EDUCAUSE) consortium of colleges and universities)
  • EFF's Guide to the Internet updates (formerly The Big Dummy's Guide to the Internet updates)
  • ELaw-J (Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law)
  • EPA Internet Newsbrief
  • Euro-Lex (All EUROpean Legal Information EXchange List)
  • FedLib-L (Federal Library and Information Center Committee's FEDLINK Library Network News)
  • FedRef-L (Federal Reference Librarians Discussion List)
  • FlaDocs (Southeast Documents Librarians)
  • FutureNet updates
  • GILS (Government Information Locator Service)
  • Global Information Infrastructure Awards
  • GovDoc-L (Federal Depository Library Government Document Issues)
  • GovPub (local and state government information on the Internet)
  • GPLLA-L (Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association)
  • Gutnberg (Project Gutenberg)
  • HALL-L (Houston Area Law Librarians List)
  • High Court of Australia Email Judgement Service
  • Hungary-Report
  • Idea-Hampster (Internet ideas)
  • Illinois Court Reports Summaries
  • IMall-L (Internet Mall updates)
  • Info-Policy-Notes (Taxpayer Assets Project)
  • Internet Legal Practice Newsletter
  • Internet-on-a-Disk (public domain electronic documents)
  • Int-Law (international law)
  • IPress (electronic journals about the Internet)
  • IslandPress-L (Island Press and Eco-Compass ecological newsletter)
  • Java World e-mail alert
  • JOL (Journal of Online Law)
  • juriNet-L (University of Montreal Law School Internet services)
  • JustInfo (Justice Information Electronic Newsletter)
  • Law-Europe (European Law)
  • Law-France (practice of law in France)
  • LawJobs-L (law job postings)
  • Law-Lib (law libraries and librarians)
  • LawLibRef-L (law library reference questions and issues)
  • Law-Public (Public and Constitutional Law)
  • Lawsrc-L (Internet resources on law)
  • Law-Tag (hypertext legal materials)
  • Law-WWW (U.K. law academia and the World Wide Web)
  • LEA (Law and Economics Abstracts)
  • Legal-Listowners (administration of law-related listservs)
  • Legal-Webmasters (administration of law-related World Wide Web services)
  • LIIBulletin (Legal Information Institute Bulletin -- summaries of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions)
  • LII Bulletin-NY (Legal Information Institute New York Bulletin -- summaries of recent New York Court of Appeals decisions)
  • LIS-Law (EEC and UK legal information sources)
  • LLNE (Law Librarians of New England and Association of Boston Law Librarians)
  • LLSDC (Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.)
  • MichALL (Michigan Association of Law Librarians)
  • MN-Govt (Minnesota Information Policy Office announcements)
  • NBNews Editors Choice Awards (formerly NBNSOFT Content Awards Ejournal)
  • NCC-Gopher-News (National Cancer Center (Tokyo) gopher announcements)
  • NetGuide Now! (new services on the Internet)
  • Net-Happenings (new items on the Internet)
  • Net-Lawyers (Internet in the practice of law)
  • Netscape World e-mail alert
  • Netsurfer Digest (NS-Digest)
  • NetWatchers Cyberzine (legal developments in cyberspace)
  • New_FedWeb_List (Federal Webmasters list)
  • New York State Education Department Office of Telecommunications Policy, Analysis and Development gopher announcements
  • NNews (Network News -- library and information resources on the Internet)
  • NoCALL-L (Northern California Association of Law Libraries List)
  • NYSDoc (New York State Documents Discussion Group)
  • Private LawLib-L (private, state and county law libraries)
  • RareGems (thought provokers)
  • RLGLaw-L (Research Libraries Group law library list)
  • Runeberg-List (Project Runeberg)
  • SAGAR-Journal (South Asia Graduate Research Journal)
  • SCALL-List (Southern California Association of Law Libraries)
  • Scout-Report (information sources on the Internet)
  • SeAALL-L (Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries List)
  • SNELLA-lib (Southern New England Law Librarians' Association)
  • Sofcom Newsletter
  • Squib (Counsel Connect electronic newsletter)
  • SWALL-L (Southwestern Association of Law Libraries List)
  • TechLink (news about CMP Publishing's TechWeb server)
  • TLTP-LawOfScotland (Law Courseware Consortium of Scotland)
  • TXDXN-L (Texas Documents Information Network)
  • UK Index Mailing List
  • UNT-LPBR (Law and Politics Book Review)
  • Weekly Bookmark
  • WestPac-L (Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries)
  • ZD Net Update (Ziff-Davis Internet newsletter)

Thanks are also extended to the contributors to the following print publications who provided design suggestions as well as identifying some of the material that now makes up the Library:

Thanks to the folks at WebTechs for providing free access to their HTML Validation Service.

Thanks to Stephen Turner for providing free access to his Analog WWW server log analysis software.

Thanks to Gerald Oskoboiny for providing free access to his lynx-me Lynx validator.

Thanks to the folks at SafeSurf, the Recreational Software Advisory Council, and Vancouver Web Pages for providing free acces to their PICS (Platform for Internet Content Selection) label generators.

Thanks to NetMechanic for providing free access to their GIFBot image optimizer.

Thanks also to Aland Anderson (Alan Anderson Stamp Store), Joaquim Baptista (New University of Lisbon), John Beck (InReference, Inc.), Clayton L. Coleman (Coleman Electronic Services), Marios D.  Dikaikos (University of Cyprus), Jan Oskar Engene (contributor to the FOTW Flags of the World website), the Flag Institute, Royal Frazier (INTERcoNnEcTions), Mario Frick (Liechtenstein News), Gopi Garge, GeoCities, Gibson Grafx, Howard W. Gordon (American Immigration Lawyers Association), Philip Greenspan, Bill Haddican (University of Guadalajara), Richard Hudson (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Public Information Office, Brian Lieb (Wyoming State Government), Gregory Luneau (Internet Solutions, Inc.), Fabian Martinez (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador), Emmanuel Martinoli (Association de soutien a un referendum libre et regulier au Sahara occidental), Warren McCall (British Columbia Ministry of Small Business, Tourism and Culture), Daeron Meyer (Center for the Computation and Visualization of Geometric Structures at the University of Minnesota), Hany Negib, Steven E. Pinson (Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Fish and Game Division), Marko Puljic (Napredak On-Line), Slaven Radic (ArtArtArt Directory), Randy D. Ralph (Guilford Technical Community College), Mitch Rice, Dara Sales, Gerry Seager (Penny Hill Press), Mark Sensen (contributor to the FOTW Flags of the World website), Sonya Shooshan (and her colleages at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service), David Siegel (verso), Art Sorensen (Government of the Northwest Territories of Canada), Sean Sweeney (International Gallery of Art), Anthony Thyssen (Griffith University), Horace Vallas (hav.Software), Christopher J. S. Vance (Australian Defense Forces Academy), and Dan Umstead (Oneida Indian Nation) for giving permission to use images from their Internet servers.

Thanks to the U.S. Naval Observatory Directorate of Time for access to their Running Master Clock.

Thanks to A1C Richard Harris, webmaster of Bolling Air Force Base for permission to use the U.S. Air Force Band rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner (838 kilobytes).

And last, but certainly not least, thank you to The Lawyers' Guide to the Internet, The Internet Lawyer, the Regan/Davey Survey, legal.online, Point Survey, Law Practice Management, Lycos, Environment & Internet, the Magellan Internet Guide, NBNSOFT, the Scout Report, Law Information ALERT, the A#1 Quality Directory, Internet Law Researcher, Net Guide, Law Resources via the Internet, Virtuocity, Infoseek Guide, Yahoo! Internet Life, the WWWorld Ribbon Award, WebCrawler, Excite, the NetGiver Award, Lunar Law Links, Eye on the Web, RaD Graphics and Web Designs, BPEG, Walking the Internet, LionArt Productions, Online Access, A Pocket Tour of Law on the Internet, PC Novice Guide to the Web, CyberHound's Web Guide, Microsoft Bookshelf Internet Directory, Great American Web Book, How to Use the Internet for Legal Research, the National Information Infrastructure Awards Program, the Horizon Awards, DePaul University Libraries, The Internet Newsletter: Legal & Business Aspects, the Médaille d'Or for Web Site Excellence, Washington Web, The Legal List: Research on the Internet, the Law Library of Congress, Leflaw, and the Quiet Revolution 5-Star Awards Committee for their words of encouragement.

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