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Jerry Brito
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Yours truly on what to do when innovation outpaces law...
Technological innovation sometimes makes laws obsolete.
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I like that. Very correct. If there is no disruption, there is nothing to question.
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Yours truly live from Amsterdam...
Economic and political realities may drive Bitcoin toward centralization and regulation, but the forces of decentralization are alive and well.
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Did you miss the Epstein v. Bell debate on IP?  No you didn't.  Voilà!
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Just wanted to let you all know that we've released a discussion draft of a forthcoming law review article I've written with my colleague Andrea Castillo and Houman Shadab (New York Law School) on Bitcoin financial regulation. 

We are very much interested in comments and corrections. This is a complicated issue area, both technically and legally, and we know there is likely a lot we can improve. So please send me any comments or corrections you might have.
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By creating a new right in actors’ performances, this case may make any number of works unavailable at the behest of actors.
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The technology behind Bitcoin may allow for controlled sharing and transfer of digital assets.
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Libertarians may need to engage in politics simply to buy as much time as possible to secure permission for exit paths that are not allowed today.
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The Department of Justice will damn you for higher prices, and for lower prices.
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Amazon is a wonderfully unique and interesting animal.  In keeping its long-run profit margin around 1% (near zero), it is arguably the world's most successful and sustainable non-profit.  It is tough to compete with against a monolithic competitor whose profit margins are that thin.
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I'm very excited to announce the release today of Intellectual Privilege by Tom W. Bell, a libertarian view of copyright. Init Bell argues that copyright is not property, but government-granted privilege. Some key points:

- If copyright were really property, like a house or cell phone, most Americans would belong in jail. That nobody seriously thinks infringement should be fully enforced demonstrates that copyright is not property and that copyright policy is broken.

- Under the Founders' Copyright, as set forth in the 1790 Copyright Act, works could be protected for a maximum of 28 years. Under present law, they can be extended to 120 years. The massive growth of intellectual privilege serves big corporate publishers to the detriment of individual authors and artist.

- By discriminating against unoriginal speech, copyright sharply limits our freedoms of expression.

- We should return to the wisdom of the Founders and regard copyrights as special privileges narrowly crafted to serve the common good.

http://mercatus.org/intellectualprivilege/Intellectual-Privilege.html
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What is Intellectual Privilege?
Published on Apr 29, 2014 by +MercatusCenter  1min 54sec
Q&A with Chapman University Law Prof. +Tom W. Bell, author of the latest book from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, "Intellectual Privilege: Copyright, Common Law, and the Common Good."
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In which I argue that Bitcoin won't replace the dollar or solve the non-problem of inflation
Bitcoin has the ability to bypass capital controls. If you can convert your wealth into Bitcoin, you can get it out of your government’s reach.
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+Bitcoin Catalogue oh child, pay attention, I support and own Bitcoin, so try removing your head from your ass and see that I'm not the enemy here. 

This is an economic discussion that you're not educated enough to participate in it.  See +Chad Kemp reply to see what an educated and thoughtful reply looks like.

We Bitcoin holder's and supporters can still have disagreements about which path Bitcoin will succeed on.  I need not partake in your ignorance, you've already demonstrated you know absolutely nothing about economics; you're not a worthy discussion partner nor is your childish baiting worthy of a reply.

Go to /r/Bitcoin and find some other ignorant  children like yourself to argue with.
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Given the technology’s increasing proliferation, learning from mistakes and addressing real harms is not just the best thing the FAA can do, it may
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Nice balanced article.
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  • Coin Center
    Executive Director, 2014 - present
  • Mercatus Center at George Mason University
    Senior Research Fellow, 2005 - 2014
  • The Cato Institute
    Media Relations, 1999 - 2002
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Policy guy at Mercatus. Teach at GMU Law. Write for TIME.com Techland. Sometimes developer.
Introduction
Jerry Brito is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and director of its Technology Policy Program. He also serves as adjunct professor of law at GMU. His research focuses on technology and telecommunications policy, government transparency and accountability, and the regulatory process. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife Kathleen O’Hearn and their dog Jerkface. Here is his LinkedIn C.V.
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Jerry is a regular contributor to TIME.com’s Techland blog and the Technology Liberation Front. He is also the creator of OpenRegs.com, an alternative interface to the federal government's regulatory docketing system, and the co-creator of the accountability web site Stimulus Watch. Also, co-developer of Tumbleroo, the first iPad client for Tumblr.
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  • Florida International University
    B.A. Political Science, 1994 - 1999
  • George Mason University School of Law
    J.D., 2002 - 2005
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Virginia Regulators Should Let Lyft and Uber Roll
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Technological innovation sometimes makes laws obsolete.

Amazon Can't Win When It Comes to Antitrust
reason.com

The Department of Justice will damn you for higher prices, and for lower prices.

Bitcoin Remains a Tool for Freedom, Even While Going Mainstream
reason.com

Economic and political realities may drive Bitcoin toward centralization and regulation, but the forces of decentralization are alive and we

Bitcoin is No Substitute for Government Money, But a Refuge From Control
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Hey FAA, Let the Drones Go Free!
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Given the technology’s increasing proliferation, learning from mistakes and addressing real harms is not just the best thing the FAA can do,

When Copyright Smothers Free Expression
reason.com

By creating a new right in actors’ performances, this case may make any number of works unavailable at the behest of actors.

Regulators Need to Take It Easy on Bitcoin Startups | Wired Opinion | Wi...
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The recent implosion of Mt. Gox is prompting calls for regulating bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. While recreating the internet’s permis

Is Bitcoin the Key to Digital Copyright?
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The technology behind Bitcoin may allow for controlled sharing and transfer of digital assets.

Are Laws Against "Revenge Porn" A Good Idea?
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Protecting victims is important, but broad laws threaten everyone's free speech.

What Does the Silk Road Seizure Mean for Bitcoin?
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Is the currency really only good for black markets?

How Much Surveillance Can We Accept?
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Surveillance advocates must demonstrate that they're worthy of trust

What's in a Domain Name?
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Thousands of new Internet domain names will soon be available, but who should control how they are used?

NSA Scandal: How Leaks Advance Liberty and Resist Tyranny
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Using technology to keep the government in check.

Jaron Lanier's Strange Fantasy
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A social critic has a bizarre proposal to save the middle class.

Can Open Protocols Ever Stand in the Way of Innovation?
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Sometimes real progress means innovating not just on top of a protocol, but rethinking the protocol itself. Redesigning an open protocol is

Craigslist Takes Upstart Competitors to Court
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Is the classified-ads site behaving like a bully—or legitimately protecting its business interests?

Caring for Your Introvert - Magazine - The Atlantic
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The habits and needs of a little-understood group

Why Choosing to Make Less Money Is Easier Than Ever
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If you've ever considered choosing less income in order to have more leisure or a more fulfilling job, there's been no better time to take t

Why Bitcoin is Here to Stay: Q&A with Jerry Brito
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Don't bet on the decentralized currency Bitcoin as a retirement investment, says Mercatus Center policy analyst Jerry Brito, but go long on

Steve Jobs on Why He Wore Turtlenecks
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Steve Jobs's black turtlenecks helped make him the world's most recognizable CEO. But the Apple co-founder wouldn't have worn them if his em

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