intellectual property

What's not wrong with PIPA and SOPA

What's not wrong with PIPA and SOPA
Here's one list purporting to be the "10 Major Companies Which Are Supporting SOPA/PIPA" – Philip Morris, Rolex, Dolce & Gabbana, Adidas, U.S...Read more

The well-field system: Open source 30 centuries ago

The well-field system: Open source 30 centuries ago
Where does open source come from?Read more

What's on the blacklist? Three sites that SOPA could put at risk

What's on the blacklist? Three sites that SOPA could put at risk
Proponents of the latest disastrous IP bill, the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) insist it only targets the "worst of the worst:" so-called "rogue"...Read more

Poll: Is the very concept of intellectual property outmoded?

Is the very concept of intellectual property outmoded?
Share your thoughts in the comments.Read more

Is the very concept of intellectual property outmoded?

Is the very concept of intellectual property outmoded?
Share your thoughts in the comments.Read more

Platform wars: software patents in a new light

Platform wars: software patents in a new light
I recently wrote about the $4.5 billion auction for Nortel's portfolio of 6,000 patents that went to a consortium that included Apple, Microsoft, and...Read more

Applying the lessons of open source to ballet

Do open source software and ballet have anything in common? Sure, they have some obvious differences. But they share an imperative to collaborate and...Read more

In remembrance: Keith Aoki

On April 26, the world lost Keith Aoki, author, artist, and distinguished professor at the UC Davis law school. You've seen his work on opensource...Read more