The Bluebook may be one of the world's most hated books. It's frustratingly complicated, not particularly well organized, and poorly bound. Oh, and a fresh version costs about $40, most of which goes to Harvard, the wealthiest nonprofit in the world after the Catholic Church.
But now it's got some competition. Students from NYU Law, led by professor Chris Sprigman, have put together their own streamlined, digital, open-source version, dubbed Baby Blue, and they're giving it away for free, despite threats from Harvard's lawyers.