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Tom W. Bell
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just started writing a chapter tentatively titled, "War Stories of the Sort Ordinarily Recounted Over Drinks," the last chapter of "Your Next Government: From Nation State to Stateless Associations" (Cambridge U. Press 2017).
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Ready for the good news about cryptofinance? You won't believe your maths.
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What are the rules of Ulex? Now the world can know. Take a look at the legal system of the future, share your comments, and make it better.
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Couldn't make it to public launch of the Ulex mascot (a twee little blossom with big eyes and a smile)? Try this video at the 1:13 mark:
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Did it constitute good background research for an upcoming talk at this event to attend a performance of "Book of Mormon"?  Anyhow:  wicked funny!
The 2016 conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association will be held on Saturday 9 April 2016 from 9:00am to 9:00pm in Provo, Utah, at the Provo City Library. Speakers will present on the themes of Mormonism, Transhumanism and Transfigurism, with particular attention to topics at the intersection of technology, spirituality, science and religion. Previous conferences sponsored by the Mormon Transhumanist Association include the 2015, 2014, 20...
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Want to hear some guy talk about copyright?  He wrote a book about it. 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 5 p.m. Kennedy Hall Lobby Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law Join us as Professor Tom W. Bell discusses his recent book, Intellectual Privilege: Copyright, Common Law, and the Common Good at the second installment of the Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library’s Book Talk series. Professor Bell is a
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Wake up, sheeple, and fight the PI-wer.
For millennia, the circle has been considered the most perfect of shapes, and the circle constant π captured the geometry of the circle in a single number. But π is wrong, and it’s time to set things right.
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Can you think of a way to make this model clause more solid?
"Choice of Law and Forum. Only Ulex 1.0, published at https://goo.gl/0fhcyW and verifiable at https://www.proofofexistence.com/, shall govern any claim or question arising under or related to this Agreement, including the proper forum for resolving disputes, all rules applied therein, and the form and effect of any judgment."
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Did patents help or hurt Henry Ford's efforts to create an entirely new industry? In his own words:

"George B. Selden, a patent attorney, filed an application as far back as 1879 for a patent the object of which was stated to be 'The production of a safe, simple, and cheap road locomotive' . . . . [E]verybody was familiar with self-propelled vehicles, and most of the men, including myself, who had been for years working on motor propulsion, were surprised to learn that what we had made practicable was covered by an application of years before, although the applicant had kept his idea merely as an idea. He had done nothing to put it into practice.

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"The powerful combination of manufacturers who called themselves the "licensed manufacturers" because they operated under licenses from the patentee, brought suit against us as soon as we began to be a factor in motor production. The suit dragged on. It was intended to scare us out of business. . . . The idea was spread that if the suit finally went against me, every man who owned a Ford car would be prosecuted. Some of my more enthusiastic opponents, I understand, gave it out privately that there would be criminal as well as civil suits and that a man buying a Ford car might as well be buying a ticket to jail."

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We [nevertheless] sold more than eighteen thousand cars—nearly double the output of the previous year . . . .

As a matter of fact, probably nothing so well advertised the Ford car and the Ford Motor Company as did this suit. It appeared that we were the under dog and we had the public's sympathy. The association had seventy million dollars—we at the beginning had not half that number of thousands. I never had a doubt as to the outcome, but nevertheless it was a sword hanging over our heads that we could as well do without. Prosecuting that suit was probably one of the most shortsighted acts that any group of American business men has ever combined to commit. . . . I regard it as most fortunate for the automobile makers of the country that we eventually won, and the association ceased to be a serious factor in the business. . . ."

From Henry Ford, My Life and Work pp. 61-63 (Garden City Publishing, Garden City, NY 1922) availabe at https://books.google.com/books?id=4K82efXzn10C
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Tune in to BIL, live!  Yours truly appears at 4 p.m. Pacific, discussing "Ulex:  An Open Source Legal System."
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Acorn b*mbs for this afternoon's mission.  In 80 or so years:  FOOM!
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  • University of Southern California
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  • University of Kansas
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