Whether you need to explain the basics of bitcoin to your mom, or you are wondering where to begin researching your legal issue, the following links should give you a place to start.
What is Bitcoin? [Video by weusecoins.com]
How Bitcoin is like the Internet in the 80s [Video by Vox]
The Fierce Battle for the Soul of Bitcoin [March 26, 2014 Article from wired.com]
Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System [PDF by Satoshi Nakamoto]
Bitcoin Legal Issues
Application of FinCEN’s Regulations to Persons Administering, Exchanging, or Using Virtual Currencies [PDF published by fincen.gov]
IRS Notice 2014-21 [PDF published by irs.gov]