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Posted Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 by Jeff Safire

A bunch of folks on all sides of the copyright debate have been submitting the recent post from the blog Copyhype (by a recent law school grad named Terry Hart) about the whole “infringement vs. theft” debate in terms of what to call it when someone’s copyright is infringed.


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Posted Friday, Sep 16, 2016 by Jeff Safire

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) upheld Swatch’s opposition, which was filed in March 2014. Swatch said the name “iWatch” was too similar to its own trademarks for the words “iSwatch” and “Swatch”.


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Posted Friday, Sep 2, 2016 by Kim Parnell

Two weeks after releasing the Galaxy Note 7 SmartPhones, Samsung is literally and figuratively fighting fires!  They have now recalled the roughly 2.5 Million Galaxy Note 7 that have been distributed (about 1 Million phones sold).  This is clearly a serious safety and reliability issue that should have been identified before any shipments started.…


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Posted Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 by Jeff Safire

Big data can reveal intricate patterns of human behavior and interaction. But, can taxi data taken from one of America’s largest, and most dangerous, cities be used to effectively fight crime?


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Posted Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 by Jeff Safire

In the 2000 movie Frequency, a cross-time ham radio link connects father and son across 30 years. Along the way, our present day hero tells his childhood friend, “I want you to remember this word, OK? It’s kind of like a code word: Yahoo. Can you remember that?” His friend does, and because he…


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