A blockchain-based sexual consent app sounds like what Silicon Valley would come up with. Surprisingly these people are in The Netherlands. http://www.legalthings.io/
I'm going to hold off on this to find out if it actually holds up in court. I can just see the defense: "But your honor, she tapped 'yes' on an app before we had sex!"
From the FAQ: > Can I still change my mind? > Absolutely. "No" means "no" at any time. Being passed out means "no" at any time. This is explicitly described in the agreement. Additionally you can withdraw consent going forward through the LegalFling app with a single click.
Then what's the point? This makes getting the consent through this app meaningless. The partner can still claim "I said No after I consent in the app" or "I passed out after I clicked consent in the App" or "I was too drunk when I clicked consent in the App".
All using this App does to me is it give the other side one more evidence that I had sex with her. So now her "I was rape" has more weight.
I appreciate the intention and the effort behind the project. However, personally I think this is wrong, it makes things awkward and very mechanical.
No still means no, regardless of whether this app was used, so what exactly does it do?
Also they say this is “legally binding”, but in reality it’s just a contract that could be fought in court like any other contract (including a drunkenly written note on a napkin), and not one that has been fought many times and has an accepted resolution (like copyright or a mortgage).
They say they haven't even written the app yet. This may just be a troll.
> While you're protected by law, litigating any offenses through court is nearly impossible in reality. LegalFling creates a legally binding agreement, which means any offense is a breach of contract.
Supposedly this isn’t just about recording consent in some irrevocable(?) manner, it’s about making it easier to sue people by putting what you consent to in a contract.
It’s not clear that this would make the problem of one-persons-word-against -the-other go away, which is so problematic in current rape prosecutions.
Can't wait for the Nathan for You episode that generated this
I guess this might work with celebrities or so, but according to the continental law system this app should not hold up in court.
If it did work in court, that would be a dangerous experience.
I would be crazy to write this, but I can't imagine how in the middle of intercourse someone would be able to stop it if they already signed their consent.
This site is either a good joke or poor attempt to go viral with mixed technical and socio buzzwords. Either way, I don't see how that actually might work and hold in court ("oh, I thought it was just a joke", "I pressed this button while I was drunk" etc.)
Should come with a coin called coinsent
What the fuck. Educate you kids instead of spending VC money on tech that can't fix society…
I swear I read a joke about a "blockchain consent app" a while ago
You should remove the media logos, they are just linking to random articles.
This is probably not as useful as it might be unless accompanied by some sort of mobile phone breathalizer widget.
Is this a joke?
Why is this flagged?
Not sure this is a problem that an app can solve.
Good job guys!
Wasn't there a South Park episode about that?