Peer to party: Occupy the law


  • Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay



In this paper I infuse political and legal theory with peer to peer decentralized design features. This experiment studies how property and liability, two core legal institutions attached to individual persons, react and can be transformed (like chemical elements) when applied to a peer to peer, distributed design. This empirical and evolutionary approach of hacking the law, seen as a regulatory system, is then applied to the peer production of law itself, as a political advocacy method for achieving legal reform inspired by the peer to peer ethos.

Author Biography

Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay

Associate Research Professor at the Institute for Communication Sciences, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) — Paris Sorbonne — UPMC, Paris, France.




How to Cite

Dulong de Rosnay, M. (2016). Peer to party: Occupy the law. First Monday, 21(12).