Intellectual property roundup

by Walter Olson on April 4, 2013

  • Sounds promising: “Peeved politicians want ‘loser pays’ rule for patent trolls” [Joe Mullin, Ars Technica] Defense of patent trolls in Wired mag [Michael Risch]
  • Scènes à Faire: the copyright exception for scenes that inevitably suggest themselves [Bruce Boyden, ConcurOp]
  • If the terms of service/purchase say you don’t have a right to resell the digitized book or song, maybe you don’t [The Digital Reader on court decision against ReDigi startup]
  • Pay to quote a single word from a newspaper? That’s what the popup at Canada’s National Post seems to suggest [Doctorow, BoingBoing]
  • Inside copyright enforcers’ “bait-car” operations [TechCrunch]
  • “Firm and two of its lawyers must pay $200K over frivolous patent case” [Sheri Qualters, National Law Journal]
  • “Crazy copyright bot (now suspended by Twitter) threatens those who tweet tiny poem” [Rob Beschizza via @ChrisBellNZ]

{ 1 comment }

1 No Name Guy 04.04.13 at 3:25 pm

I guess I’d better get out the checkbook, because I’m going to quote a LOT of words from Canada’s National Post. If it’s used in multiple places, do I have to pay for each place? Who cares….here I go:

“The”
“be”
“to”
“of”
“And”
“Or”
“When”
“a”
“that”

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