Student Legal Services for Innovation


Should students be prosecuted for innovative projects? In December 2014, four undergraduates associated with the Media Lab were subpoenaed by the New Jersey Attorney General after winning a programming competition with a bitcoin-related proof of concept. We worked with MIT administration and the Electronic Frontier Foundation to support the students and establish legal support for informal innovation. In September 2015, MIT announced the creation of a new clinic for business and cyberlaw.