Stephan Kinsella(LL.M. King’s College London-University of London; JD, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University; MSEE, BSEE, Louisiana State University) is a libertarian writer and patent attorney in Houston. He was previously General Counsel for Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., a partner with Duane Morris, and adjunct law professor at South Texas College of Law.
A leading libertarian legal theorist, he is founder and Director of the Center of the Study of Innovative Freedom and the founder and Executive Editor of Libertarian Papers. His numerous publications include Against Intellectual Property (Mises Institute, 2008), International Investment, Political Risk, and Dispute Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide (Oxford University Press, 2005; 2d ed. forthcoming 2019), and the forthcoming Law in a Libertarian World: Legal Foundations of a Free Society.
The Creative Common Law project was recently interviewed by Tom Woods on The Tom Woods Showthis past August 15th. It’s a super (super) fast introduction to our project. We are already happy to receive lots of feedback from new and familiar people involved in this movement.
Changed Membership ID “Cards” to “chips,” since that covers both external chips (cards) and internal ones (under skin microchips). It’s ultimately up to Adjudicators/Enforces to decide the form of membership verification for their contractual members.
Added new membership level: “Criminal Membership.” Criminal members are for all convicted aggressors, and states their (diminished) rights in a similar fashion to Minor Members. Details of the buying/selling process of bondages (like bonds/mortgages) will come later…
A big decision was made: to let CCL Adjudicators handle their cases as they please. CCL will not specify, for example, how exactly jury trials will take place, or what the requirements are for lawsuit procedures. CCL will specify, however, what the private Adjudicators will have to cover (and some hows) in their own requirements for justice and court procedures (e.g., they can’t change everyday, must be available to all CCL members, etc.).
On the other hand, whether to include disciplinary rules for Adjudicators have not yet been decided. How to prevent internal CCL bribery and judicial fraud is a challenge that still awaits a solution in upcoming versions of CCL. It may have an easy solution.
CCL added Block One to the Friends Page. If you’ve heard of the 5th largest cryptocurrency project – EOS – then you already know about Block One who is behind it – aimed at decentralizing “everything.” We will eventually approach Block One – and others – to consider partnering drafts of the CCL Digital Network, as it is quite likely the best fit anyway.
Also: CCL is scheduled to be featured on a very popular podcast sometime in the next 6 months. Stay tuned for updates!
The Creative Common Law Project is happy to announce the addition of Donald Roth to the CCL Advisory Board.
Donald Roth (JD, LLM, Georgetown University) is a Professor of Criminal Justice and member of the California State Bar. His research interests vary widely into the relationship of behavioral economics and anthropology, operative metaphor and antimony, and legal ethics.