Archive for April, 2010

FTC Roundtable Explores Online Privacy

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Can there be security and privacy online after the fact? That was the question posed at a March 17th public roundtable on consumer privacy sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission. The roundtable brought together academics, industry experts and government officials to discuss the challenges of building a secure and authenticated layer for the Internet on […]

Matt Dunne on Transforming the Last Mile State

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Being the least connected state in the country earned Vermont the nickname of the Last Mile State. But it is precisely because of this reputation that Matt Dunne thinks Vermont can be transformed into a leader in connectivity, broadband competition, and innovation. Dunne, a former state senator and current candidate for Vermont governor, is also […]

The Case for Evolvable Contract Spreadsheets, by John H. Clippinger

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

A good contract is a fair contract. A contract is fair when it is willfully entered into with full and informed consent. Fairness is not just a matter of how the contract is drafted, but how it is understood. Parties need to understand how their interests are served and need to feel confident that they […]

The Promise of Digital LLC, by Oliver Goodenough

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The Internet is creating a new class of web-based, geographically-dispersed entrepreneurs. Digital communication allows work, capital, and knowledge to come together in a virtual world that can let go of the old necessities of handshakes and paperwork. Until recently, however, the legal frameworks available for structuring these businesses haven’t kept pace. With the advent of […]