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Intellectual property gone mad
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Friday night, I tweeted a link to a Guardian article stating that app developers were withdrawing apps from Apple's app store and Google's Android market (and presumably also Amazon's app store), because they feared becoming victims of a patent trolling lawsuit. That tweet elicited some interesting responses that I'd like to discuss.

The insurance solution?

One option might be to rely on the insurance industry to solve the problem. "Isn't this what insurance is supposed to be for? …

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Trocha otevřenosti od SOZA
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Picture taken from http://www.kopfnote.net/ under the terms of CC-BY-NC-SA

Pro ty co nesledují dění na internetu pozorně, lehká rekapitulace. SOZA z nadpisu a zbytku postu je Slovenský Ochranný Zvaz Autorský, obdoba českého OSA. Poslední dobou se na Slovensku množily případy, kdy se SOZA domáhala výpalného za embedded youtube videa. Pokuta kterou SOZA vyhrožovala činila 99.60 Eur. SOZA nabídla způsob jak se pokutě vyhnout. Stačí si …

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Oracle legal move evokes many questions
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There are many questions that arise out of Oracle’s copyright and patent infringement complaint against Google regarding its use of Java in Android. There are several things that make the suit significant to the entire industry: it centers not just on software copyright, but also software patents (an increasingly and hotly debated issue), the quickly-expanding smartphone market and open source software. The first question is: what is Oracle doing?

Many are speculating that this is simply an effort to further and more effectively monetize Java, a storied program language that has move more toward openness and survived several supposed death sentences as …

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Four short links: 31 March 2010
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  1. ZeroMQ -- bold claim of "Fastest. Messaging. Ever." LGPL, C++ with bindings for many languages, past version 2 already. (via edd on Twitter)
  2. Prediction Market News (David Pennock) -- HSX is going to be a real marketplace with real $. The real HSX will of course say goodbye to the virtual specialist and the opening weekend adjust, two facets of the game that make it fun to play, but that …
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Four short links: 26 May 2009
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  1. Flare -- dynamically partitioning and reconstructing key-value server. Currently built on Tokyo Cabinet, but backend is theoretically pluggable. (via joshua on delicious)
  2. Implantable Device Offers Continuous Cancer Monitoring -- the sensor network begins to extend into our bodies. The cylindrical, 5-millimeter implant contains magnetic nanoparticles coated with antibodies …
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