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Articles for the tag “Copyright”

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Julie Samuels

Lawyer

Julie Samuels, a Senior Staff Attorney and the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, focuses on intellectual property issues. Before joining EFF, she litigated IP and entertainment cases in Chicago.

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Gregory Aharonian

Lawyer

Aharonian is the director of the Centre for Global Innovation and Patent Metrics. He is a leading lawyer in the field of software patents. Aharonian is a contributor for “Wired Magazine”.

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James Bessen

Professor

James Bessen is a scholar who studies the economics of innovation and patents. He has also been a successful innovator and CEO of a software company. Currently, Bessen is Lecturer in Law at the Boston University School of Law and Fellow at the Berkman Center on Internet and Society at Harvard.

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Debates

Google and the Ancillary Copyright

Two-Front Battle

Google has come under enormous pressure over antitrust claims and violations of the German ancillary copyright for press publishers. The EU Commission finally sides with the publishers but it seems likely that Google will keep the upper hand.

by Till Kreutzer 19.10.2013

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Patent Monopolies

Monopoly on Idiocy

Our current patent system cannot be fixed; it must be abolished if we want to safeguard innovation and human development.

by Rickard Falkvinge 31.10.2013

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Reforming the Patent System

A Toll on Innovation

Patent trolls have broken the patent system. Six proposals for a reboot:

by Julie Samuels 29.10.2013

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Flaws of the Patent System

Impatent

The basic flaw of our patent system is that no one is measuring patent quality. Large businesses take advantage of this and thereby destroy small businesses and innovation

by Gregory Aharonian 25.10.2013

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Patent Litigation in the Digital Age

Soft War

Software patents hinder innovation and foster litigation. If patent trolls continue to use them to their benefit, innovative companies like Facebook won’t stand a chance.

by James Bessen 30.10.2013

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