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Data sharing in Whitehall must be limited by respect for private rights | Guy Herbert

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The government should establish clear guidelines on people's rights to privacy to put a brake on official bodies sharing data Here are two politicians, three years apart, offering the same excuse for the same policy on data sharing:"It's a sign that we have not caught up with the digital age...
Data sharing in Whitehall must be limited by respect for private rights | Guy Herbert

Google-supporting IP professors feel Oracle interprets the scope of copyrightability too broadly

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For an appeal that Linus Torvalds thought was a waste of money by Oracle, the Android-Java copyright case has actually drawn a whole lot of interest, and the effort that Google, its funded friends and its few other supporters put into this shows that the outcome is far from the...
Google-supporting IP professors feel Oracle interprets the scope of copyrightability too broadly

From iPlayer to Warren Buffett, here’s the week’s media news in review

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As we shuffle deeper into the digital realm, there’s an almost tangible tension between the old world order and, well, the new one. With that in mind, what better way to kick off this week’s media recap by looking at some of the various pieces that titillated us this week?...
From iPlayer to Warren Buffett, here’s the week’s media news in review
Google discloses paid bloggers and journalists, says Stanford professor Mark Lemley is outside counsel

YoYo Games makes cross-platform development more affordable with GameMaker: Studio

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This week, YoYo Games is officially launching GameMaker: Studio, a new development tool designed to let developers create casual and social games for a wide array of platforms. GameMaker: Studio is the next version of 2D drag-and-drop game development tool GameMaker. Originally created in 1999 by professor Mark Overmars, YoYo Games acquired...
YoYo Games makes cross-platform development more affordable with GameMaker: Studio
Microsoft's Mobile Patent Strategy: Threaten, Don't Sue

A Man Hired Multiple Assassins To Kill His Son's 'World Of Warcraft' Avatar

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Economics professor Mark Perry points us to a fascinating story. A Chinese man reportedly hired virtual assassins to kill his son's World of Warcraft avatar after becoming frustrated with the amount of time his son spent playing the game. From TGDaily.com: According to reports, a man in China became so...
A Man Hired Multiple Assassins To Kill His Son's 'World Of Warcraft' Avatar

MIT panel ponders whether future networks can keep up

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A panel discussion at MIT this week hailed major advances in networking technology, but warned that the challenges facing the world's information infrastructure are severe. Most of the challenges stem from the rapid multiplication of demand, both in terms of user devices and data, according to IDC analyst Rohit...
MIT panel ponders whether future networks can keep up
YoYo Games unveils GameMaker: Studio for cross-platform development

Apple's Patent War Against Android May Lead to Settlements Under Tim Cook's Influence

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Bloomberg Businessweek publishes a cover story on the ongoing patent war between Apple and Android, outlining the history of the disputes between Apple and Android manufacturers such as HTC, Samsung and Motorola. The report notes that Apple has actually experienced only limited success in its legal efforts, suggesting that Steve...
Apple's Patent War Against Android May Lead to Settlements Under Tim Cook's Influence
Newspaper Ad Revenue Fell Off Quite A Cliff: Now On Par With 1950 Revenue

Report: Oracle ordered to pay Google over $1M for legal expenses accrued during suit

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A jury decided earlier this summer that Google did not infringe upon Oracle’s patents, but it has now come to light that Oracle must pay $1,130,350 to Google for its steep legal fees accrued during the lengthy lawsuit and trial. Oracle, a database software giant based in Redwood City, Calif., sued Google...
Report: Oracle ordered to pay Google over $1M for legal expenses accrued during suit

Independent committee deems Fifa's current procedures 'insufficient'

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• Sepp Blatter set up committee and is open to reform • Reactions to corruption allegations 'clearly unconvincing'The Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has announced further moves towards reform of his organisation while being subjected to uncompromising criticism of its failure to clean up the corruption scandals of the recent past.The...
Independent committee deems Fifa's current procedures 'insufficient'

3 Silly Abuses Obama's Patent Troll Executive Order Could Stop

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Allowing for the legal ownership of ideas has some silly unintended consequences. “Dumbass patents are crushing small businesses,” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban once told me. Roughly a third of startups have been threatened with patent violations, often by entities built solely to scare small businesses into settling (so-called “patent...
3 Silly Abuses Obama's Patent Troll Executive Order Could Stop

Fixing Software Patents By Actually Applying Existing Patent Law

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Lawyer/law professor Mark Lemley has argued for years that, even as there are very clear problems with software patents, the answer is not to merely exclude software from being patentable. I tend to agree. I think it's pretty clear that the problems with the patent system go way, way beyond...
Fixing Software Patents By Actually Applying Existing Patent Law

AUDIO: Criminals 'caught by way they walk'

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Professor Mark Nixon, of the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, explains how looking at people's ears and the way they lay their feet on the ground could help solve a crime....
AUDIO: Criminals 'caught by way they walk'

A Whole Bunch Of Writers And Bloggers Got Money From Google, But Not For Writing About Google (ORCL, GOOG)

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Google has again complied with court orders to name any people who commented on its lawsuit with Oracle that had taken money from Google. Google absolutely insists that it never paid any professional blogger, journalist, or other commentator to write about the case. "Google did not pay for comments from...
A Whole Bunch Of Writers And Bloggers Got Money From Google, But Not For Writing About Google (ORCL, GOOG)

Two charts that tell you everything you need to know about the future of newspapers

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There are a number of different aspects to the debate over the future of newspapers: the social impact of only printing several days a week, for example, or the impact of cutbacks on the public-policy role that newspapers play. But one of the most crucial elements of this debate is...
Two charts that tell you everything you need to know about the future of newspapers
The decline of print visualized: US newspaper ad sales falling off a cliff
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