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The State of Intellectual Property Around the World

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The United Nations's globe-spanning, definitive guide....
The State of Intellectual Property Around the World

Color inks deal with Verizon, but the real story is the file format it’s working on

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For some, the company Color has been a cautionary tale to raising money in Silicon Valley. The company itself is hearing nothing of the sort and seems to be quite happy with the direction in which it’s going. After raising north of $41M and launching two unsuccessful iOS apps, it...
Color inks deal with Verizon, but the real story is the file format it’s working on

Ellison Takes The Stand Against Google Today in Java Trial

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison will take to the witness stand in his company’s lawsuit against the search giant Google. In what’s been described as the world series of intellectual property lawsuits, Ellison will be examined by Oracle lawyers in the case, in which Oracle has accused Google of infringing both...
Ellison Takes The Stand Against Google Today in Java Trial
Why Companies Should File For Patents Now

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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As we learned (though were hardly surprised by) this week, the MPAA doesn't take kindly to the suggestion that it should have to consider fair use when sending DMCA notices. The irony of this was not lost on anyone, and indeed both of our most insightful comments of the...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Pretending That Instructions To Print A Gun Aren't Out There Won't Change The Reality That They Are

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We recently had an article about how intellectual property makes people pretend to be stupid, by forcing us to pretend that digital works act in the same way as physical products do, even though we know that they don't. This seems silly, but it goes beyond just copyright. There's been...
Pretending That Instructions To Print A Gun Aren't Out There Won't Change The Reality That They Are
Microsoft to Motorola: Pay us and we'll leave you alone

New Facebook timeline for brand pages loses landing tabs, gets a new admin panel

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It would appear that, with the introduction of the Facebook timeline for brand pages, there are a few features that will no longer be available. With just one month left for Facebook page admins to get their content in order for the new layout, it would appear that one of...
New Facebook timeline for brand pages loses landing tabs, gets a new admin panel

ACTA Approval On Hold While EU Commission Asks EU Court Of Justice To Weigh In

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It appears that ACTA's main political backers, the EU Commission, have finally realized that they were increasingly in trouble in terms of actually getting ACTA ratified. The EU's main negotiator on ACTA, Karel De Gucht has now said that the Commission is going to ask the EU Court of Justice...
ACTA Approval On Hold While EU Commission Asks EU Court Of Justice To Weigh In

Why it's critical we cover so-called "controversial" science

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Shirt design by WearScience Ars Technica has never been afraid to cover so-called "controversial" issues in science and culture. Here is why we routinely cover them—and why we reject calls for us to be silent on such issues. I put "controversial" in quotes for a reason. Many of the...
Why it's critical we cover so-called "controversial" science
The head of the Copyright Office says the law is broken -- but can she fix it in time?

Kim Dotcom's Sequel To MegaUpload Is Finally Online

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Kim Dotcom's MegaUpload replacement has finally found a new home. Dotcom faced a minor setback last week when Gabon's government suspended the Me.ga domain because of its committment to protect intellectual property. But earlier today, Dotcom tweeted that the new site is now live on the New Zealand-based domain mega.co.nz. He...
Kim Dotcom's Sequel To MegaUpload Is Finally Online
Google takes back one of its few losses in the Oracle patent trial

The ethics of cloning: Why 'original' isn't always essential

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Another day, another massive wad of cash flying Rocket Internet’s way. This time it’s JP Morgan again, putting somewhere between $40m-$80m into the Samwer Brothers’ Lamoda fashion site. Lamoda is of course a Russian version of Rocket’s Zalando, which is in turn a clone of Zappos. JP Morgan has already...
The ethics of cloning: Why 'original' isn't always essential
Deter Cyber Theft Act aims to stop companies from profiting on cyber-espionage against the US

Twitter Acquires Intellectual Property From IOS App Testing Firm Clutch.io

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Twitter has acquired intellectual property from app testing firm Clutch.io and its team is joining the social networking company, it said on Monday....
Twitter Acquires Intellectual Property From IOS App Testing Firm Clutch.io

ThinkFlood closes shop, brings RedEye universal remote down with it

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Fans of ThinkFlood might want to shed a few tears today, as the company has just announced it's closing its doors. As a reminder, ThinkFlood was responsible for the RedEye universal remote control system that allowed any smartphone or web-connected device to control everything from a home theatre to...
ThinkFlood closes shop, brings RedEye universal remote down with it
Antigua pressures US with threat of a WTO-supported piracy haven

Microsoft’s adds Pegatron to patent-licensing portfolio

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Microsoft just revealed it signed a patent agreement with Pegatron that covers the Windows maker’s patent portfolio for a variety of Android and Chrome-based consumer electronics. The Redmond, Wash-headquartered Corporation now has coverage for eReaders, smartphones, and tablets running Google’s operating system. Both parties admitted Microsoft would receive royalties...
Microsoft’s adds Pegatron to patent-licensing portfolio
Samsung product development chief on Apple patent trial: 'consumers want rectangles'

Will ACTA Be Found Unconstitutional?

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DustyShadow writes "Harvard's Jack Goldsmith and Lawrence Lessig have an interesting op-ed in Friday's Washington Post, arguing that it would be constitutionally dubious for President Obama to adopt the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) as an executive agreement. '[T]he Obama administration has suggested it will adopt the pact as a "sole...
Will ACTA Be Found Unconstitutional?

Apple didn't buy Color, it bought 20 engineers for a few million

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It turns out yesterday’s report, which said Apple was buying Color for high double digit millions was wrong.  Or at least that’s according to AllThingsD: What’s really happening is that Color’s engineering team — about 20 people, comprising almost the entire company — is being “acqhired” by Apple at what’s being...
Apple didn't buy Color, it bought 20 engineers for a few million
Apple’s plans for its $90B in cash: “We’re not going to have a toga party”
Larry Page and Tim Cook reportedly exchanging calls on patents

Hacking Society: It's Time To Measure The Unmeasurable

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I was lucky enough to attend a small gathering of great thinkers put together by Union Square Ventures earlier this week for an event they called Hacking Society -- which was designed to be a one day open conversation on the economics and power of networks, and how to use...
Hacking Society: It's Time To Measure The Unmeasurable

Olympic Level Ridiculousness: You Can't Link To The Olympics Website If You Say Something Mean About Them

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For years, we've highlighted the overaggressive nature of the Olympics in over-protecting their intellectual property -- even to the level of getting host countries to pass special IP laws that only apply to the Olympics. But this sense of ultimate entitlement seems to pervade everything that the Olympics does. It...
Olympic Level Ridiculousness: You Can't Link To The Olympics Website If You Say Something Mean About Them

The Copyright Lobotomy: How Intellectual Property Makes Us Pretend To Be Stupid

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Here are two words that have no business hanging out together: "used MP3s." If you know anything about how computers work, that concept is intellectually offensive. Same goes for "ebook lending", "digital rental" and a host of other terms that have emerged from the content industries' desperate scramble to...
The Copyright Lobotomy: How Intellectual Property Makes Us Pretend To Be Stupid

Imagination ups MIPS bid in embedded processor takeover battle

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The British chip designer has increased its offer for MIPS's operating business and selected intellectual property to $80m, so as to ward off competition from CEVA....
Imagination ups MIPS bid in embedded processor takeover battle
Police raid Samsung office over alleged LG OLED technology theft

How To Avoid The Most Common Startup Tech Mistakes

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For any startup founder, the first few months are an uphill battle. During this time, it's crucial to develop a solid infrastructure that will protect your intellectual property, manage data systems, and ensure that you can scale up without any major glitches. It's a daunting task. To get some insight,...
How To Avoid The Most Common Startup Tech Mistakes
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