Software and the Law with Mark Radcliffe

As software permeates our lives, there are an increased number of situations where the legal system must be designed to account for that software. Whether the issues are open source licensing, cryptocurrencies, or worker classifications, software overlaps heavily with the law.

Just as software is crafted by engineers, the legal structure around software is crafted by lawyers. There are large law firms that have built their business by knowing how to navigate these software and business questions.

Mark Radcliffe is a lawyer who has been working with software companies for decades. He joins the show to talk about the intersection of software and the law, which we discuss from multiple points of view.

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