Peer to party: Occupy the law

Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay

Abstract


In this paper I infuse political and legal theory with peer to peer decentralized design features. This experiment studies how property and liability, two core legal institutions attached to individual persons, react and can be transformed (like chemical elements) when applied to a peer to peer, distributed design. This empirical and evolutionary approach of hacking the law, seen as a regulatory system, is then applied to the peer production of law itself, as a political advocacy method for achieving legal reform inspired by the peer to peer ethos.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v21i12.7117



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