These trolls are threatening the future of all aggregation sites. Every article will have to be checked before posting to insure that they don't secretly hold a copyright.Read more »
The US government still hasn't gotten the message. President Obama and his administration are blocking release of the full text of ACTA. They don't want the public to know what the negotiators are up to, because they know we wouldn't stand for it.Read more »
Sometimes people come to me and ask, "How did medieval filmmakers protect their DVDs from piracy?" And I tell them that since so few households had DVD players during the thousand or so years between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance that it really never became much of an issue.Read more »
In recent years, they've demanded fees from the Girl Scouts Of America for singing songs around a campfire, as well as from consumers for using unauthorized ring-tones in their cell-phones.Read more »
Have you ever heard someone saying "Intellectual Property is a dumb term, please do not use it" in the parliament? Well it happened in the German Bundestag: Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren said it during the internet enquote this week.Read more »
Funny thing is, Star Trek is on course to make more than $100 million in profits.Read more »
You can add an ip to an interface after boot using ifconfig.
example: ifconfig rl0 192.168.1.1
But this ip wont last for the next boot.
The leaks confirm everything that we feared about the secret ACTA negotiations..including obligations on ISPs to adopt Three Strikes Internet disconnection policies, and a global expansion of DMCA-style TPM laws.actRead more »
When using a GNU/Linux operating system, from time to time you may come across a situation where network connectivity was interrupted due to the IP conflict. An IP conflict event occurs when two or more hosts on the same network are configured with identical IP addresses.Read more »
Microsoft made waves this week with their GPLv2 contribution of virtualization code. On the other side of the coin, Microsoft continues to take issue with open source vendors over the issue of patents. One vendor that has called on Microsoft to be more open is Red Hat. In a blog post, Red Hat's legal team praised Microsoft's code contribution while asking Microsoft to change its stance on patents.Read more »
Stories of great failure to balance ethics and ownership of ideasRead more »
In a world where distinctions between open source and proprietary software are becoming increasingly irrelevant, what role can IP [Intellectual Property] play in facilitating greater collaboration with the industry for the benefit of business and customers alike?Read more »