Monday, April 25, 2011
Form and Reality: Binding Signatures and Notaries Public
Our legal system tends to operate on notarized signatures: you take a document to a notary public, present proof of identity, sign the document and the notary impresses her seal. But these days it seems one could document a signing by technology: use a video camera to record the proof of identity and the person signing. Of course, it's likely it will take a century or two to change the rules to use the new technology.