intellectual property

Fast food companies are dodging billions of dollars in taxes by registering their products as "intellectual property" and by diverting profits offshore. So the next time you're biting into a Big Whopper, know that you're making their Read more...
The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing today on the "Stop Internet Piracy Act" (aka SOPA). In typical Republican fashion, it was not broadcast on CSPAN and many interested parties were excluded from the proceedings. In fact, the only Read more...
We all know by now that legislation usually means the opposite of its title -- in this case, the PROTECT IP Act. Instead, this too-broad, badly-written bill will stifle freedom of expression and make unintended criminals out of many of us. Read more...
That video display with PacMan on it is supposed to look like this: Yes, that is a voting machine. A voting machine that can be hacked to l Read more...
Marcy at FDL brings us this interesting tidbit that indicates you might be serving jail time for downloading music: Last September, the Bush administ Read more...

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This could affect the blogosphere as we know it, most specifically news aggregators: A copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit filed last month Read more...
Net neutrality, anyone? What an incredibly slippery slope we're now hurtling down... Scholars&Rogues: Slashdot broke the news on Saturday that Read more...