intellectual property

Space-X patents

March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Anderson: So what have all your creative people come up with, then? What’s different in your basic technology versus 50 years ago? Musk: I can’t tell you much. We have [...]

The Horrors of Software Patents

June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

US Patent Number  4701722 A is a perfect example of everything software patent opponents hate about software patents: It implements  mathematical functions that are pretty [...]

Paying for music

December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Streaming services rely on a weird conceit, but it’s not a new one. Like record labels, these companies can’t exist—they literally have no product—without [...]

Murdoch strikes against copyrights

March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The witnesses allege a software company NDS, owned by News Corp, cracked the smart card codes of rival company ONdigital. ONdigital, owned by the ITV companies Granada and [...]

Apple’s Patents possibly covering android

July 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Apple’s initial legal victory over rival HTC in a patent infringement suit could pave the way for Apple to collect high royalties from devices running Google Android, [...]

Incumbent Capitalism

March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is one of my big beefs with the way we think about capitalism in this country: We fundamentally support what I call incumbency capitalism. We don’t support [...]

Social Network and Lessig

October 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Two lawsuits provide the frame for The Social Network. One was brought by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, twins at Harvard who thought they had hired Zuckerberg to build for [...]