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February 19 2014


February 11 2014

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The 10th Anniversary of the "Wardrobe Malfunction"

10 years ago, the 90 million people who were watching the 38th Super Bowl's half time show bore witness to ... http://www.onthemedia.org/story/10th-anniversary-wardrobe-malfunction/

January 29 2014


Film Director Polanski Wins British Libel Suit : NPR

Chinatown director denied 2002 Vanity Fair report that he propositioned a woman on his way to the funeral of his slain wife, actress Sharon Tate. Polanski fled to France after he was accused of raping a 13-year-old L.A. girl. Michael Horsnell of The Times of London, offers details on libel case. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4766968

Many Younger Facebook Users 'Unfriend' The Network : NPR

Some younger users of Facebook say that using the site often leaves them feeling sad, lonely and inadequate. A new trend is emerging among these most intense of digital users: Many in their teens and 20s are leaving the social network altogether. http://www.npr.org/2014/01/09/261108836/many-younger-facebook-users-unfriend-the-network

100 Songs in a Day

One way to make money making music online is the boring way. Write one song that does incredibly well and ... http://www.onthemedia.org/story/100-songs-day/
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Twitter + Libel = Twibel

The first Twitter Libel case in the United States went on trial last week. The actress and recording artist Courtney ... http://www.onthemedia.org/story/twitter-libel-twibel/

Net Neutrality and You

On Tuesday a DC circuit court of appeals dealt what many are calling a death blow to net neutrality, the ... http://www.onthemedia.org/story/end-net-neutrality/

January 17 2014


TPP leaks show gulf between NZ and US over IP rules

Efforts to complete a Pacific-wide trade deal by the end of the year appear slim after leaks exposed deep rifts between America and other countries about the need for tougher copyright, patent and drug protection rules. From Radio NZ Checkpoint on 14 Nov 2

The Government is proposing to remove the right to patent computer software. From Radio NZ Checkpoint on 13 May 2013

Radio NZ The Government is proposing to remove the right to patent computer software. From Checkpoint on 13 May 2013

January 16 2014


Scotus and Patents : NPR

NPR's Larry Abramson reports on a deciding-case in the world of U.S. patent-law that's been 13 years in the making. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1144112

Purple Pill Patents : NPR

Patents are crucial to major drug companies. When patents expire, prices and profits fall because generic drug makers are allowed to sell cheap copies. Lately, many drug companies are finding ways to extend their patents. NPR's Snigdha Prakash reports on the patent wars surrounding the blockbuster heartburn pill, Prilosec. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1141924

Patented Phrases : NPR

Donald Trump is trying to trademark his The Apprentice catch phrase, "you're fired!" for exclusive use on clothing and casino games. Guest: Louis J. Bovasso *Intellectual property lawyer *Former president, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Assoc. *Former examiner in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1785974

Can Patents Prevent Scientific Progress? : NPR

A new report says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is too liberal in awarding patents for the basic building blocks of science, and science suffers as a result. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6566273

Microsoft Royalty Claims Help Fuel Patent Backlog : NPR

Microsoft is claiming that 235 of its patents are being violated by distributors of free software. Fortune magazine's Roger Parloff says Microsoft has been laying the groundwork for patent claims against Linux and open-source software for some time. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10239441
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