Archive for the ‘IP Law’ Category

Big Brother has a new name

December 4th, 2007
It's called Facebook Throughout the week, countless articles have been released that attack the founder of Facebook for alleged theft of code that helped create the latest social online phenomena. All sorts of dirty laundry have been aired regarding the 23 year old Harvard grad and owner of Facebook. It's alleged ...

MPAA violates copyright law

December 4th, 2007
Revenge of the nerds: MPAA violates the law, infringes copyright with it's spy software The MPAA's "University Toolkit" --universities have been asked by the MPAA to install spying software in their networks to monitor student behavior. The measure was taken as the MPAA and RIAA are continuing to crack down ...

Did Apple and AT&T Infringe Patents?

December 3rd, 2007
Apple and AT&T on Monday, were sued for violating patents held by Klausner Technologies. The lawsuit alleges that both companies were infringing on patented technology by offering Visual Voicemail service to iPhone customers. According to Apple Insider, Klausner is seeking damages and future royalties estimated at $360 million. ...

Pirate Bay: “ARR, mateys”

December 1st, 2007
The BBC interviewed the founders of the Pirate Bay, recently. The article: "Views from the Pirate Bay" discusses the difficulty that Swedish police have had dealing with the issue. It's a political problem that has very difficult solutions and it closes with a fascinating political statement: "Technology has ...