Can a DAO Go to Court? According to Two DAO Legal Experts… Probably

Can a DAO Go to Court? According to Two DAO Legal Experts… Probably

Aaron Wright, co-founder of OpenLaw and Professor at Cardozo Law, and Ross Campbell, SushiSwap core developer and LexDAO contributor, discuss the latest breakthroughs and legal implications in the burgeoning world of DAOs. Show highlights:

  • how Aaron and Ross fell down the crypto rabbit hole
  • whether a DAO, like Curve, could sue to protect its IP
  • when a governance token might be considered a security
  • who owns the copyright to a DAO
  • how SushiSwap handles its open-source licenses
  • why Ross views Uniswap’s business license as a good thing
  • what an DAO is and how the idea stems from Bitcoin
  • how Wyoming’s DAO law works
  • what makes a Wyoming DAO different from a DAO registered as a Delaware LLC
  • how an algorithmically managed DAO might work in the future
  • why Aaron thinks a DAO should not be allowed to be manager-managed
  • why wrapping a DAO into an LLC could be advantageous
  • the difference between private and public ordering

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