Loyola Tech Clinic Graduate Named Microsoft Next-Gen Fellow

Amanda Huff Brown, 2015-2016 student practitioner in the Technology and Legal Innovation Clinic, was just selected as the American Bar Association Center for Innovation’s Microsoft Next-Gen Fellow!19224860_1281272281970793_8634095161994462636_n

Amanda will spend the next year in residence at Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, Washington leading the development of legal technology projects that aim to increase access to justice and improve the practice of law as a whole.
Congrats, Amanda!

More information about the fellowship here

The Law Can’t Keep Up with Technology, and That’s Good

Today, thanks to political gridlock in the U.S., lawmakers respond to innovations with all the speed of continental drift. As government gets slower, tech is going the opposite way. New technologies spread instantly by cloud-based apps and social networks, and take hold with almost no legal oversight. Then, by the time government can act, it’s usually too late to wind things back to the way they were.

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Convicted by Code

Today, closed, proprietary software can put you in prison or even on death row. And in most U.S. jurisdictions you still wouldn’t have the right to inspect it. In short, prosecutors have a Volkswagen problem. [Read More]

LACrimBook on Inter-Planetary File System (IPFS)

*IPFS Hash of this Article: QmRfxvy7bDqnLW9M9tDXp6gy3ZE338MGfaqZQrwyWyrNsW *

Background

I am not alone in being excited about the possibilities of a distributed, permanent file system for the web. Decentralizing the web will lessen the influence of big content aggregators and promote the free and easy exchange of ideas. There are many entrants in the distributed web field (Maidsafe and Storj, for example), but IPFS has the advantage of actually having a client I can download and use now.
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