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The Patry Copyright Blog: Neil Netanel’s “Why Has Copyright Expanded?”
Google's senior copyright counsel: "how is it that the scope of copyright has become so obviously and seriously in conflict with the public interest, and that the problem is getting worse, not better?"
blog  post  article  copyright  IP  Google  WilliamPatry  law  toread 
december 2007 by rafaeldff
Law is code (O'Reilly Radar)
Visualization shows that "legalese is a massively structured dialect. Symbols appear in very distinct patterns that are more reminiscent of machine code than text."
blog  post  ArturBergman  interesting  natural  language  english  code  programming  Law  information  statistics  structure  O'Reilly  OReilly 
august 2007 by rafaeldff
Seth's Blog: Löb Strauss, the gold rush and DRM
"[Levi Strauss] figured that he might not find gold, but everybody needed pants.". Lawyers are the Strauss of the digital media era, after all they might not found VC money, but everybody needs cease and desist letters :)
blog  post  SethGodin  bubble  media  DRM  law  lawyer  lawyers  legal  history  marketing  music  industry 
july 2007 by rafaeldff
Global Nerdy » Blog Archive » Laws of Software Development
Compendium of programming and computer science "laws", from Amdahl's up to Wirth's and Zawinski's.
blog  post  article  reference  programming  development  CS  ComputerScience  law  laws  rule  rules  list  catalog  compendium 
july 2007 by rafaeldff
Spotlight: Michael Oxley - International Herald Tribune
Interview with Michael Oxley, of Sarbanes-Oxley fame, where he tells how the law got approved. It was fast-tracked by the Bush white house to reduce bad PR from Cheney/Bush relationships with the Enron guys. Indian IT companies are probably very grateful
news  interview  MichaelOxley  politics  economy  Sarbanes-Oxley  SarbanesOxley  law  accounting  regulation  stock  market  Economics  investment  IHT  InternationalHeraldTribune 
march 2007 by rafaeldff
Book: Open Source Licensing
Lessig: "this book builds a framework within which the family of free and open source licenses can be understood. And in a rare talent for a lawyer, Rosen succeeds in making these points about the law meaningful and understandable to anyone at all."
book  online  free  LawrenceRosen  MichaelBEinschlag  MichaelEinschlag  opensource  software  law  IP  copyright  copyleft  license  licenses  GPL  MPL  CPL 
november 2006 by rafaeldff

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