You can talk about privacy or publicity, and craft arguments that would suggest that documents should be open or closed. We really want to get beyond that binary, and think through whether or not you can develop technological tools that would enable both. The law is not that that clearly established.

Sophie Hood, of NYU’s Information Law Institute, discusses how the internet has complicated the way that journalists can access public documents and how the law needs to change to accommodate requests.

Read more: When openness backfires: Is there room for more gray area in how court records are made public? » Nieman Journalism Lab

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