I just noticed this criticism of the legal terms:
I understand why the Ethereum team would have such a stipulation. However, as a potential purchaser, I would feel more comfortable if I knew that *even if* the Ethereum *organization* fails, the record of the presale will be fully verifiable. This would allow, for example, forks to launch with the same key distribution in the event that the org fails.
Can anyone comment on whether or not the Ether address balances are verifiable and explain how to verify them? If they are not publicly verifiable, does the purchaser receive something which they can reveal publicly to prove the amount of their purchase?