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Foreign Legal Gazette QR Codes

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Lately, we’ve started noticing foreign legal gazette issues with QR codes on the back page.

QR code on an issue of the Guanajuato, Mexico official gazette (PerioĢdico oficial.) Photo by Betty Lupinacci

Being curious, we’ve started scanning them to see where they take us.

For the Mexican state of Guanajuato, for example, scanning the QR code takes the user directly to a digital copy of that issue. This is an ideal download to have on your phone for when you are stuck on the Metro, and you start wondering about the latest legal developments in Mexico.

Screenshot of message resulting from scanning the QR code. Photo by Betty Lupinacci.
pdf downloaded by scanning the QR code. Photo by Betty Lupinacci.
















For other jurisdictions such as Bolivia, scanning the QR code takes you to a website (“Visit our web page”) where you can then peruse  gazette issues online or search for other content on the site.

Website for the Bolivian official gazette. Photo by Betty Lupinacci.
QR code on the back of an issue of the Bolivian official gazette (Gaceta oficial de Bolivia.) Photo by Betty Lupinacci.

A word of caution – as great an advancement as this is, bear in mind that just because a gazette is published online, that does not necessarily make it the official version. If you need to reference the official version, check the jurisdiction’s website for information on the status of their online content.

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