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No Copyright Protection for Computing ‘Ideas’

No Copyright Protection for Computing ‘Ideas’ | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
PCB reports - No Copyright Protection for Computing ‘Ideas’ - http://t.co/Oqow40cuH5
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This is a difficult and potentially worrying interpretation of one company loaning heavily off of the software solutions developed by another company (arguably saving it timeand cost to market) and selling directly to the same customer base in competition to the firm whose solutions they have copied.

 

The difference between protecting the 'expression' of an idea and the non protection of 'ideas' alone is well understood. However, in this instance it seems that the judgement is flawed as it was not a notional idea but one fully expressed in a developed engineered solution.

 

Of course an 'idea' with no developed or thought through solution is valuless but a solution does holds a value.

 

Replicating the solution is greater than replicating the words that describe it - ironically those words were protected under copyright.

 

Go figure!

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Launching in the Digital Age - Musicgoat

Launching in the Digital Age - Musicgoat | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
Ideas on How To Make Money With Music...and Anything Else Music! (Launching in the Digital Age - #BestOf...
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Good luck with the launch I'm sure this will go well. One to watch

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Publisher Promotes Homeland Book Via ‘Pirate’ Subtiles

Publisher Promotes Homeland Book Via ‘Pirate’ Subtiles | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
Every week millions of people download the latest episode of the Showtime hit series “Homeland” via file-sharing sites.
Tens of thousands of these downloads originate from Poland, where it can take weeks before the episodes air on local TV.
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Do You Believe Customers are an Asset or a Cost Center?

Do You Believe Customers are an Asset or a Cost Center? | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
We’re going to explore one example closely by looking at how Zane’s Cycles grows – because they know and respect the lifetime value of their customers.
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An interesting question. They are only an asset base if the cost of the product outweighs the cost of servicing the customer

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Games Are a Whole New Form of Storytelling

Games Are a Whole New Form of Storytelling | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Learning by doing or through play has always been a successful method - today it's the same but in digital format and far more engaging - will it have better results than non digital story telling / teaching methods?

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, November 29, 2013 7:14 AM

Great article.

 

The player is now not a witness, he is not being guided through a story. He is now a part of it. It's not a case of watching a character. The player is the character, the character is an extension of the player in the same way a car is. The character therefore inherits all the personality traits of the player. This can create situations that detriment a linear story, - click and read more.

Mariale Peñalosa Arguijo's curator insight, November 29, 2013 10:01 AM

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Katie Chase's curator insight, December 5, 2013 5:28 AM

Storytelling for games seems difficult because the original author has to come up with so many alternative endings. Whoever is playing the game hears and sees a story that is uniquely theirs. This type of interaction really does set gaming apart from other types of media, such as television and film. I believe this is what attracts people to games. –Aellise Czupryna

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We're One Step Closer to Ending Mass Surveillance - EFF

We're One Step Closer to Ending Mass Surveillance - EFF | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
We're One Step Closer to Ending Mass Surveillance
EFF
Undue interference with individuals' privacy can both directly and indirectly limit the free development and exchange of ideas.... An infringement ...
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The United Nations have linked rights to privacy with human rights. Rights to Privacy in a Digital Age slams US and UK mass surveillance 

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Dear Spike Lee

Dear Spike Lee | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
Juan Luis Garcia (@juanluisgarcia) stands up to Spike Lee, agency culture, and abuse of intellectual property: http://t.co/I1I4AWNyui
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This story is more than jsut Intellectual Property theft. It portrays the emotional angst suffered by the artist, their close family members and the impact on finances.

Worse, it conveys the level of bullying perpertrators are willing to apply to get their own way and the sheer exploitation by fellow artists who guard their own IP fiercely yet abuse another creative individuals IP.

How do these people justify their behaviour ?

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Pirate Party Gets Observer Status at World Trade Organization

Pirate Party Gets Observer Status at World Trade Organization | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
Following the launch of the first Pirate Party in Sweden the “Pirate” movement quickly spread all over the world, and not without success.
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And this has nothing to do with kids birthday treats!

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Amazon to Lawmakers: Keep the Internet Open & Limit Copyright Excesses

Amazon to Lawmakers: Keep the Internet Open & Limit Copyright Excesses | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
A hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet has heard opinions from leading content providers and technology advocates on how best to progress online digital distribution.
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“We all share a responsibility to curb abusive practices online that stunt investment in content, hurt the rapidly evolving digital marketplace, and harm the interests of consumers who benefit from these innovations. That means finding ways of working together in good faith on voluntary solutions where everyone shares in the responsibility of creating a healthy digital marketplace for the exchange of ideas, goods, and services; one that promotes creativity, investment, innovation, and job creation,” John McCoskey, VP, The USA Motion Picture Association.

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Intellectual Property Protection - Creative Barcode - Anti-Copying In Design (ACID) hold feisty debate at law firm DMH Stallard on Clause 13 of the IP Bill on criminal sanctions for blatant copying...

Intellectual Property Protection - Creative Barcode - Anti-Copying In Design (ACID) hold feisty debate at law firm DMH Stallard on Clause 13 of the IP Bill on criminal sanctions for blatant copying... | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
Creative Barcode helps you to protect your intellectual property, authenticate and safely-disclosure your creative ideas, business proposals and innovation concepts. If you Value it, Barcode It.
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A feisty debate with two firm for and against camps -

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Presley's intellectual property rights sold - Charleston Post Courier

Presley's intellectual property rights sold - Charleston Post Courier | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
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Presley's intellectual property rights sold
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The money-making enterprise called Elvis Presley has been sold.
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Maxine Horn's curator insight, November 21, 2013 12:48 PM

I'm all shook up about this IP sell-off

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Pop Up Archive gives a new voice to sound on the web.

Pop Up Archive gives a new voice to sound on the web. | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
When Pop Up Archive was born, our goal seemed simple: to help audio producers organize their archives and create searchable sound. As we launch Pop Up Archive publicly, our goal has grown much bigger.
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Good to see more organisations popping up to ensure archives are accessible and original source recorded.

 

Pop Up Archive is a digital archive of searchable sound recordings. 

They say "It’s not a question of what to save; digital storage is only getting cheaper. It’s a question of how you find content once you’ve stashed it. Everyone is reluctant to pay the “future tax” of organizing up front, so audio files end up forgotten on hard drives and servers. Today, it’s easier to lose a WAV file than a cassette tape".

 

 

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Alleged Design Pirate Cody Foster Is Only Sorry They Were Caught

Alleged Design Pirate Cody Foster Is Only Sorry They Were Caught | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
Three weeks after widespread allegations of design piracy went public the Nebraskan tchotchke maker finally releases a statement worse than silence.
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Its interesting just how often those who cause offence due to theft of others intellectual Property declare themselves victims if those whose IP has been stolen dare to out them in public! And then have the audacity to accuse the person who outed them of causing damage to their business reputation and finances! 

 

Delusional, egotistic, arrogant, shameful

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Condom Contest Produces 812 Ideas for Improvement

Condom Contest Produces 812 Ideas for Improvement | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking to decrease unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases with “a next-generation condom.” (Create-a-condom!
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Buy me and Stop One!

Some things just appeal to people's witty and cheeky nature. Still at least plenty of ideas to choose from and meet the serious objectives of the challenge!

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Plenum focuses on intellectual property rights |Comment |chinadaily.com.cn

Plenum focuses on intellectual property rights |Comment |chinadaily.com.cn | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
Thirty-five years after setting off on the reform and opening-up path, China has reiterated the importance of protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) and encouraging innovation in its plans for the national economy and society.
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Has China woken up to the importance of IP rights now that they realise that their nation by volume likely produces the highest amount of new ideas per annum?

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Digital money The Bitcoin bubble - The Economist

Digital money The Bitcoin bubble - The Economist | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
Digital money The Bitcoin bubble
The Economist
Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, told a Senate committee on virtual currencies that the idea “may hold long-term promise”.
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Bubble or bust?

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Bitcoin tops $1000: Is it the next global currency? - Economic Times

Bitcoin tops $1000: Is it the next global currency? - Economic Times | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
Bitcoin tops $1000: Is it the next global currency?
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A useful history and catch-up of the virtual currency Bitcoin for those wondering how it began, how it works and whether it is sustainable

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A Million Ways to Tell A Story: Yomi Ayeni's Vision for the Future of Storytelling

A Million Ways to Tell A Story: Yomi Ayeni's Vision for the Future of Storytelling | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Everything is about story-telling - people have lottle time these days for learning, thinking, considering, so the art is in the story-telling that holds attention and is highly visual

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 28, 2013 11:38 PM


Dorristheloris:  "People have been telling stories since they learned to communicate with each other. They’ve been recording stories since the first primitive figure was painted on a cave wall. There’s something instinctive and primal about the need to pass on your experiences, whether they be realistic or fantastical, to another or many other human beings."

Teodor Kutzarov's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:09 AM

Yeah, yeah, we need stories

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Despite US opposition, UN approves rights to privacy in the digital age - ZDNet

Despite US opposition, UN approves rights to privacy in the digital age - ZDNet | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
ZDNet Despite US opposition, UN approves rights to privacy in the digital age ZDNet "The right to privacy in the digital age" will have the UN General Assembly "call upon Member States to review their procedures, practices and legislation on the...
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Well done UN standing up to opposition and doing the right thing

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Copyright Reform Green Paper Draws Raft Of Comments From All Sides of ... - Bloomberg BNA

Copyright Reform Green Paper Draws Raft Of Comments From All Sides of ... - Bloomberg BNA | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
Copyright Reform Green Paper Draws Raft Of Comments From All Sides of ...
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File-Sharing Giant MediaFire Adds Desktop Syncing and Online Streaming Support

File-Sharing Giant MediaFire Adds Desktop Syncing and Online Streaming Support | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
Operating from Texas, MediaFire has evolved into one of the largest file-sharing services, serving 30 million registered users and a massive 150 million monthly visitors.
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File sharing is big business - what about archiving and document evolutions / genealogy services - surely a merger waiting to happen?

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Massive UK study finds video games have no negative impact on 11,000 kids

Massive UK study finds video games have no negative impact on 11,000 kids | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
Neeta Lind on FlickrVideo game kids Dec. 4 - 5, 2013
Redwood City, CA Tickets on Sale Now A study of 11,000 kids in Britain has found that video games don’t have a negative impact on behavior.
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Have they met by nephews?

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Intellectual Property Protection - Creative Barcode - Private briefing for Lawyers and IP strategists with Mike Weatherley MP, Intellectual Property Advisor to UK Prime Minister David Cameron with ...

Intellectual Property Protection - Creative Barcode - Private briefing for Lawyers and IP strategists with Mike Weatherley MP, Intellectual Property Advisor to UK Prime Minister David Cameron with ... | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
Creative Barcode helps you to protect your intellectual property, authenticate and safely-disclosure your creative ideas, business proposals and innovation concepts. If you Value it, Barcode It.
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We are pleased to welcome our local MP Mike Weatherley IP Advisor to David Cameron to brief our IP Innovation Fund members, 9th December, British Library, IP Centre www.creativebarcode.com/events

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Presley's intellectual property rights sold - Charleston Post Courier

Presley's intellectual property rights sold - Charleston Post Courier | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
ESPN
Presley's intellectual property rights sold
Charleston Post Courier
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The money-making enterprise called Elvis Presley has been sold.
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I'm all shook up about this IP sell-off

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The Amazingly Unlikely Story of How Minecraft Was Born | Game|Life | Wired.com

The Amazingly Unlikely Story of How Minecraft Was Born | Game|Life | Wired.com | Intellectual Property | Scoop.it
How Markus "Notch" Persson took inspiration from games like Dwarf Fortress and Infiniminer to create the unlikely smash hit Minecraft.
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Great story even if his 'inspirations' for Minecraft border on cloing others ideas and embellishing them. Great taste in typefaces too!

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