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TPP's Forgotten Danger: Stronger Trade Secrets Protection, With Criminal Penalties For Infringement | Techdirt
The TPP strengthens trade secret protection, making a whole new class of people liable who never agreed to keep the secret.
TPP  techdirt  via:Techdirt  law  ip-law  tradesecret 
december 2015 by mcherm
Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer? | Vanity Fair
A detailed article about a programmer who was prosecuted for things that were barely crimes because his former employer was upset and the FBI didn't understand computers
overprosecution  via:reddit  security  opensource  programming  law  ip-law  tradesecret 
august 2013 by mcherm
Intellectual Property and Magicians | Freedom to Tinker
How do magicians protect their tricks? It's not by patents (although they can, and a few have); it's not by trade secrets (interestingly). Instead, it is via social norms.
law  ip-law  patent  tradesecret  via:HackerNews 
june 2010 by mcherm
rentzsch.tumblr.com: How can the iPhone SDK be NDA'd?
Interesting observation. Since Apple advertises for sale the iPhone SDK (pay $100 and sign an NDA to sign up!) it is somewhat questionable whether they can claim it as a "trade secret". They can, of course, still prosecute violations of their NDA agreements, but can they go after 3rd parties?
law  ip-law  tradesecret  apple  via:HackerNews 
february 2010 by mcherm
Rands In Repose: FriendDA
An innovative approach to nondisclosure agreements: friends trusting each other.
ip-law  tradesecret  nda  via:rands  rands 
november 2008 by mcherm

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