Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Intel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty and Tech­nol­o­gy don’t Mix Well

Reboot Groklaw.net: an Open Letter to PJ.

The NSA is scary.  I get it.  I have slight­ly less sym­pa­thy for you (a U.S. cit­i­zen) as I am not a U.S. cit­i­zen — which makes my sit­u­a­tion all-the-more pre­car­i­ous, BUT:
GrokLaw is need­ed now, more than ever.  The war again­st … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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IFlop? Bad iPad3 reviews a significant first

I haven’t said much about all things Apple on my blog thus far… and may­be I should have.  The “curat­ed” appli­ca­tion expe­ri­ence has many hid­den con­sumer pit­falls includ­ing loss of pri­va­cy, but loss of con­trol over our own com­put­er devices … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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CRIA Caught Stealing the Cookie Jar: Nobody Surprised

I’m going to start with the head­line of a post to Michael Geist’s blog this morn­ing:  Cana­di­an Record­ing Indus­try To Pay $45 Mil­lion To Set­tle Class Action Over Copy­right Infringe­ment. Go Read.  I’ll wait.
Now I’d like to say some­thing stronger:  The … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Software Patents: Innovation Disincentive

There’s an idea in report­ing that to be “fair” to a top­ic, one must “bal­ance” one view with equal time and empha­sis for the oppos­ing view.  You will not see that here, dear read­er, as I have said that unbi­ased … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Who’s Right? My Copyright Rant

Being a math­e­mati­cian at heart, I tend to return to first prin­ci­ples to resolve an issue.  To talk about the mod­ern mess that is copy­right and/or intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty, we’re going to con­sid­er the pur­vey­ors of this mess: cor­po­ra­tions.  Why is … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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