Monthly Archives: December 2014

Workshops on legal aspects of blockchain technology: January 15-16 and 17-18, 2015, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Two workshops on legal aspects of blockchain technologies are scheduled to be held in January 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: January 15-16, 2015: Technical and Legal Workshop: Blockchain: Cryptocurrencies and Distributed Ledgers, at MIT Media Lab January 17-18, 2015: Berkman … Continue reading

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Call for participation: Legislative Hackathon at Harvard, January 30-February 1, 2015: #Hack4Congress

A call for participation has been issued for #Hack4Congress: A “Not-Just-for-Technologists” Event to Fix Congress with the OpenGov Foundation — a legislative hackathon — which is scheduled to be held January 30-February 1, 2015, at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, … Continue reading

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Final call for papers: ICAIL 2015: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law

The final call for papers has been issued for ICAIL 2015: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, being held 8-12 June 2015 at the University of San Diego School of Law in San Diego, California, USA. Here are the … Continue reading

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Sheridan: Using Data to Understand How the Statute Book Works

John Sheridan of The National Archives has published Using Data to Understand How the Statute Book Works, Legal Information Management, 14, 244-248 (2014). Here is the abstract: The statute book is a large, complex system; a vast corpus of texts … Continue reading

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Martin-Bariteau: The Matrix of Law: From Paper, to Word Processing, to Wiki

Florian Martin-Bariteau of the University of Montreal has published The Matrix of Law: From Paper, to Word Processing, to Wiki, Lex Electronica, 19(1) (2014). Here is the abstract: Fifteen years ago, François Ost proposed a conceptual framework, known as the … Continue reading

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Open Law Hacking Project: Results, storify, links, and resources

Results of Open Law — an extended legal hacking project — were announced at a ceremony at DILA in Paris on 17 December 2014. The winning applications were: First prize: DataAsso, developed by Marc Sallières and Jean Karinthi Second prize: … Continue reading

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Flood and Goodenough: Contract as Automaton: The Computational Representation of Financial Agreements

Mark D. Flood and Oliver R. Goodenough have posted a working paper entitled Contract as Automaton: The Computational Representation of Financial Agreements, on SSRN. Here is the abstract: We show that the fundamental legal structure of a well written financial … Continue reading

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