Tag Archive For "Op-Ed"


What Countries Have the Strictest Internet Censorship Regulations?
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What Countries Have the Strictest Internet Censorship Regulations?

Many of us take the benefits of the Internet for granted, and it’s hard to imagine life without the connectivity it provides. And yet, for some people, living with a heavily censored and restricted Internet connection is their routine, and there’s pretty much nothing they can do about it that can’t land them in trouble …

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Challenges Concerning Regulation of Virtual Currencies

Challenges Concerning Regulation of Virtual Currencies

The principal purpose of financial regulation is to identify threats and risks arising from financial activities and mitigate them if required. There are various threats which could possibly arise out of Virtual Currencies (VCs) and it is apparent that regulation could bring positive changes to the functioning of VCs. What Should Be Considered Whilst Designing …

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Claiming that Space Is not a Commons Is a Bad Strategy
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Claiming That Space Is not a Commons Is a Bad Strategy

A recent U.S. House Bill, H.R.2809 – American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act, includes a section stating, “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, outer space shall not be considered a global commons.” I share some of the concerns underlying this move, but question whether it is the most effective strategy to legally defend either American …

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Memes saved: Copyright Directive
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Memes Saved: Copyright Directive

For two weeks in a row, the supporters of the free Internet were going above and beyond. They signed petitions, made an uproar in the media, caused the outrage on Facebook, etc. As a result, they succeeded in taming the dangerously incompetent lawmakers, at least for now. The European Parliament rejected the Copyright Directive proposal. …

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Can a Smart Legal Contract Be Considered a Contract According to the U.S. Contract Law?
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Can a Smart Legal Contract Be Considered a Contract According to the U.S. Contract Law?

In the previous articles, I explained why it is essential for smart legal contracts to be legal contracts. This article provides an analysis of the applicability of contract law to the technology. But firstly, I need to explain the difference between external and internal smart contracts. Models of Smart Legal Contracts It is important to …

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Why Smart Legal Contract Should Be a New Legal Concept Within Contract Law
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Why Smart Legal Contract Should Be a New Legal Concept Within Contract Law

In this article, I compare smart legal contracts (smart contracts that imply the creation of legal rights and obligations) to different contract law concepts, such as escrow agreements, electronic agreements, self-help and letter of credit concepts, and vending machines. I explain the common features smart legal contracts have with these concepts, and why it should …

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