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When Patents Attack! | This American Life

When Patents Attack! | This American Life | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Why would a company rent an office in a tiny town in East Texas, put a nameplate on the door, and leave it completely empty for a year?

 

 

An inside look at the ugly world of patent trolls!  They want to steal the right for us to back up our data over the internet.  Other patent trolls have attacked a non-profit organization which tries to help physically challenged people use the internet. A third feels that it has the patent for wifi. They want every coffee shop and possibly homeowners to pay them if they use wifi.

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This podcast is old (2011) but insightful and important.  We are giving up our future. We are taking the power, profits and promise of innovation from the innovators and giving it to lawyers and the like. Patent Trolls will kill innovation. Two years later, it is not any better. :<

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Everything is a Remix: The TED Talk | Everything Is a Remix

Everything is a Remix: The TED Talk | Everything Is a Remix | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

a 20-minute talk about the history of remixes in music and why we need to stop using patents to stifle innovation

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Ken Morrison's comment, August 27, 2012 8:07 AM
I appreciate your rescoops. I am glad that you find them helpful. I really like this speech. It is so timely as the Apple / Samsung legal battles culminated today.
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Google Says Some Apple Inventions Are So Great They Ought to Be Shared

Google Says Some Apple Inventions Are So Great They Ought to Be Shared | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

ugh.  Patent Wars.  I guess they warned us that 2012 was going to be the year of the patent wars.

Ken

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Tim Cook and Larry Page reportedly chat about patent war

Tim Cook and Larry Page reportedly chat about patent war | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
According to Reuters, Tim Cook and Larry Page have been having behind the scenes chats over the last week or so, most notably...
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Samsung CEO Said to Speak With Apple Today About Suit

Samsung CEO Said to Speak With Apple Today About Suit | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I hope they can figure something out and quit fighting and stifling progress in the mobile market.

Ken

 

Samsung Electronics Co.’s chief executive officer will talk with his counterpart at Apple Inc. to see whether they can resolve their smartphone patent dispute before a U.S. jury begins deliberating, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Patent Wars Stifle Innovation [Infographic]

Patent Wars Stifle Innovation [Infographic] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

There's one great thing that the tech industry does: Innovate.  Unfortunately, the other thing that it is good at is taking competitions to court.  Unfortunately, the latter is now stifling the former.

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