Bob Ambrogi reports that LEXIS is committed to continuing access to Ravel’s free library.
Let’s just say that I’m skeptical. For starters, it’s my guess that LEXIS really didn’t have a choice in continuing free access. After all, Harvard and Ravel agreed to release the entire database for use by anyone within eight years. In short, unless LEXIS agreed to continue free caselaw access, it couldn’t have acquired Ravel without running afoul of Ravel’s deal with Harvard.