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California Becomes 20th State to Introduce Right to Repair This Year
California just introduced Right to Repair legislation, making it the 20th state to propose legislation in 2019 and the second year in a row Right to Repair has been considered in California.
localizedGovernment  intellectualProperty  informationOwnership  corporateIndemnity  corporateConsolidation  win 
yesterday by joeybaker
U.S. federal court jury finds Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents
Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has chalked up another small legal victory against Apple in another patent litigation suit. A jury in a U.S. federal court in San Diego found Friday that Apple owes Qualcomm about $31M for infringing three patents, per Reuters. As we reported earlier the San Diego patent s…
intellectualProperty  judicialStupidity  corporateCorruption 
3 days ago by joeybaker
Studies keep showing that the best way to stop piracy is to offer cheaper, better alternatives.
Study after study indicates that overly-aggressive anti-piracy efforts don’t work, and the real solution lies in giving would-be pirates better, cheaper options.
intellectualProperty  corporateIncompetence 
22 days ago by joeybaker
Apple loses patent case appeal, owes VirnetX $440M in FaceTime dispute
With VirnetX’s patents ruled invalid, Apple has vowed to take case to Supreme Court.
intellectualProperty 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
As a final "fuck you" to its userbase, Tumblr blocked archivists just before starting the NSFW content purge.
By now, of course, you’re aware that the Verizon-owned Tumblr (which was bought by Yahoo, which was bought by Verizon and merged into “Oath” with AOL and other no longer relevant properties) has suddenly decided that nothing sexy is...
ISP  corporateIndemnity  intellectualProperty  userIsTheProduct 
december 2018 by joeybaker
Researchers tested more than 500,000 chemical compounds for their ability to inhibit the malaria parasite at an earlier lifecycle stage than most current drugs, finding 631 promising ones that could form the basis for new malaria prevention drugs, which t
Researchers spent two years testing chemical compounds for their ability to inhibit the malaria parasite at an earlier stage in its lifecycle than most current drugs, revealing a new set of chemical starting points for the first drugs to prevent malaria instead of just treating the symptoms.
healthcareAdvancement  corruptedScience  win  intellectualProperty 
december 2018 by joeybaker
IP Address is Not Enough to Identify Pirate, US Court of Appeals Rules
The owner of an adult foster care home who operated an open WiFi network has booked a big win against a copyright troll. Thomas Gonzales was accused of downloading the Adam Sandler movie The Cobbler but won $17k last year after being wrongfully targeted. The case went to appeal and in a ruling handed down yesterday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gonzales emerged victorious again.
intellectualProperty  judicialStupidity  governmentIncompetence  surveillanceState  win 
august 2018 by joeybaker
European Parliament rejects controversial copyright rules in major victory for campaigners.
The European Parliament has voted against an incredibly controversial new set of copyright rules that campaigners claim could “ban memes”. The law will now be sent for a full reconsideration and debate inside the parliament, during which activists will try and remove the controversial Article 11 and 13.
popularism  governmentIncompetence  governmentOverreach  intellectualProperty  corporateIndemnity  corruptedPolitics  win 
july 2018 by joeybaker
EFF Wins Final Victory Over Podcasting Patent
Back in early 2013, the podcasting community was freaking out. A patent troll called Personal Audio LLC had sued comedian Adam Carolla and was threatening a bunch of smaller podcasters. Personal Audio claimed that the podcasters infringed U.S. Patent 8,112,504, which claims a “system for...
judicialStupidity  intellectualProperty  win 
may 2018 by joeybaker
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