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New York Legal Hackers Message Board › Legal Hacker Roundtable 3 Wrap-Up

Legal Hacker Roundtable 3 Wrap-Up

Phil W.
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Brooklyn, NY
Happy Friday, Legal Hackers!

For those who attended last night's meetup at Projective Space, thank you so much for attending and contributing to such an exciting evening. A special thank you to our continuing sponsors who made last night possible: Projective Space, BLIP, and Docracy. Finally, a huge, HUGE thanks to Jorge Torres, who took this topic by the reins and moderated a brilliant panel discussion. If you are interested in leading a topic of your own down the road, please do not hesitate to contact us. We're happy to work with you on crafting an awesome Legal Hacker Roundtable.

There are a few business matters we would like to follow up on, not the least of which is to detail some great projects that you heard about last night (and others!). To continue following these projects, please join us on our group forum at:­

Next Month's Topic

The topics we are currently considering for our next meetup include the following. If you have a preference, please speak up!
• Mobile Net Neutrality
• IP Infringement in Fashion Design
• Immigration for Entrepreneurs
• Workplace Retaliation For Off-Site, Online Communications
• Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act

Legal Hack Projects

Troll DB is working on an awesome, crowdsourced database of known patent trolls. They are looking for content contributors, sources of information, and advice going forward.

Dave Collado expressed a desire to build tools that shed light on the troll problem, exposing them to the world. He and I also discussed collecting resources to help victims of trolling to combat the problem.

John Randall wants to tackle the patent-troll issue at its core, to really define what it means to be a patent troll. Seems like a good place to start...

Charlie Kwalwasser at Quirky is working in a patent-intensive space. He expressed an interest in continuing to organize efforts against patent trolling.

Finally, relating to our first roundtable on mobile privacy, a group called Open Notice is currently in the process of assessing some of the most popular sites on the web for privacy-notice compliance to create an open and standardized set of terms. This initiative, unlike some we've seen in the past, is truly international in scope. F more info, join the Google Group here:­

Finally, a Call for Volunteers

As you may have heard, we are growing…quickly. We are over 200 members and boasting over 50 participants per meetup--all in under 4 months. We need your help to sustain this kind of growth—we need a website! Our ideal web space will allow our members to freely collaborate and share information. If you have experience in CSS, Wordpress, Drupal, and any programming languages that can help us reach this goal, please help us build this important tool for our group.

Again, thanks to all who attended last night, and we look forward to seeing you next month!




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