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Introducing PlainSite
An effort to improve legal transparency.

October 12, 2011
Also published on Quora

For the past several weeks, due to my frustrations with the legal situation surrounding FaceCash in California, I've been working on a new project. It's called PlainSite (http://www.plainsite.org), and I hope it will change the way that people approach government.

Right now our society is governed by laws that we can't easily see, that we don't understand, and that we can't hope to improve. A select few lawyers, lobbyists and legislative staff at the highest levels are the only ones who really understand how the country is run. If there is any hope of re-claiming the political process from the so-called 1% (it's more like 0.001%), this fundamental fact must change.

PlainSite un-ties this knot by casting a type of accessibility and transparency on the law that has never been done before. You don't need to be a legal expert to use it, though legal experts will certainly be among those who do. Average citizens can simply post or vote up the problems they have, and optionally, propose solutions. Then everyone else can comment, tag, and vote accordingly. Voting a specific solution up in significant numbers will hopefully give lawmakers the impetus they need to do their job, i.e. fear of being voted out of office—and PlainSite can get specific, down to each and every clause in every law.

That's because unlike "We The People," a recent petition site from the White House, PlainSite can actually tie problems and solutions to specific clauses in the law. Soon it will even let you propose changes to those clauses in whatever way you think makes the most sense. It's not a liberal site or a conservative site; it's a democratic site in the most direct sense there is. So you should tell your friends and encourage them to participate. I'm sending this message to 100 people I know, because I think PlainSite will end up being the most effective form of protest possible.

For the moment we're limiting sign-ups to .edu, .gov and select .com addresses to manage growth (if you have a FaceCash account it will also work for PlainSite), but if you're interested in signing up and you can't yet send me an e-mail at aaron.greenspan@plainsite.org. And if you're interested in helping you should take a look at http://www.plainsite.org/contact/contribute.html.

Vote up the issues you care about!

Aaron Greenspan is the CEO of Think Computer Corporation and author of Authoritas: One Student's Harvard Admissions and the Founding of the Facebook Era. He is the creator of the FaceCash mobile payment system, ThinkLink business management system, and PlainSite legal transparency project.

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Maria Theresa LAAGE (wembix.com)
August 2, 2014 at 11:33 AM DT

Hello,

I signed up with plainsite.org. It does not allow since I am in France at the moment although I am an american. I'm curious why you're limiting access to the U.S.? Thank you.


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Uspo eastern
July 6, 2016 at 4:56 PM DT

many on my caseload are having a difficult time finding work because of this guy , after having completed there sentences etc . It's a shame . Isn't this the guy that sued Facebook and a bunch of other tech firms claiming he invented them all ? Just goes to show . Conman .


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Uspo eastern
July 6, 2016 at 4:55 PM DT

many on my caseload are having a difficult time finding work because of this guy , after having completed there sentences etc . It's a shame . Isn't this the guy that sued Facebook and a bunch of other tech firms claiming he invented them all ? Just goes to show . Conman .


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Serena C
January 23, 2016 at 9:02 AM ST

Ann, exactly my point and contentions against Mr Aaron Greenspan and I totally agree with you on this. I have been going back and forth with him with on my friend's case and his simple retort is that he is exercising his first amendment right to publish and republish materials on the internet with total disregard to the victim's right to privacy.


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Daniel Chugunov
May 3, 2016 at 3:24 AM DT

Strongly agree with some of my fellow posters! Under the guise of exercising his first amendment , Mr. Greenspan and his one man army of web crawling vigilantes are unlocking sealed documents once only accessible via password protected sites such as pacer fir his own personal financial gain. The professional and personal damage done is unfathomable and cannot be undone. I imagine the exit strategy here is to attempt to sell out to one of the legitimate legal data collection firms such as Pacer and Lexis.
**Source** Dan Chugunov, Ex Felon convicted 13 years ago at the age of 19- Upon rebuilding ones life, building a successful business and becoming a productive member of society, now faced with this incredible display of greed and disregard


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Ann M Lawley
January 12, 2016 at 7:57 PM ST

Upon doing a Google search of my name a bankruptcy notice popped up from your site for everyone to see12-17507. I attempted to email you regarding this but your site would not send. This is a total invasion if my privacy and I'd like this removed immediately


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Lisa Brown (PlainSite.org)
November 15, 2016 at 5:49 PM ST

Attn: Aaron Jacob Greenspan CEO of PlainSite.org.
I just wanted to let you know you are destroying my life by posting my lawsuit on the Internet for the ENTIRE world to see. Some of the information you are posting is also incorrect, as you are stating that my lawsuit was a (Wrongful Termination) BUT it was a (Sexual Harassment) lawsuit.
You have selectively chosen a small percentage of the lawsuits with the Superior Court of California and are posting private and very personal information. THIS IS HARASSMENT and is preventing me from getting a job!!! Please remove YOUR posting for Case No. BC508193 OR I will be looking forward to seeing you in court. Good day!

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