I’m unpacking all my notes from my time spent at the MIT Media Lab this last weekend. One of the byproducts of hanging out with so many smart people is I end up with all kind of great ideas, and I know better than to think I can do them all myself, so I put my ideas out on the web for anyone to run with.
My project from theHackathon this weekend was #ReclaimYourDomain, which I’ll write about in detail separately, but the overall project objective was to educate people about:
- Owning Their Own Domain
- Taking Control Of Their Cotent
The project is focused on empowering people in these areas by providing not just tools, but also education. I will begin educating people about these concepts by showing them how to start a blog, and move into other service areas later.
It would be nice to have some sort of application that would help me manage these legal relationships that I enter into every day. This app would also extend to my browser(s) and record a copy of each TOS that I agree to, as well as record any NDA I receive, sign and send back.
My storage locker for these legal agreements would not just keep track of each legal arrangement, but also track when I signed, the company I entered into the agreement with, help me know about any future changes by pushing me updates, and keep me in tune with when the agreement expires.
This is something I would like to have integrated into our vision of #ReclaimYourDomain, but for now it would be awesome if someone would get to work building a central storage system, complete with API, desktop clients and browser plugins. :-)
If we are going to start empowering people to take control of their worlds, the legal layer to all of this will be essential.