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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Is There a Pattern to the Music Industry's File-Sharing Lawsuits?
'The Recording Industry Association of America has subpoenaed 85 colleges seeking the names of suspected song swappers in lawsuits filed over the past year. College administrators wonder whether the choice of campuses reflects careful strategizing or is just a crapshoot.' (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Sun follows in IBM's footsteps and releases 1,600+ patents for use in open-source projects. Given I can't remember the last time I heard of an OS program paying for patents--the money just isn't there--this seems to be smart business: price discrimination coupled with network effects only make the patent more valuable.

Studio filmmaker on the virtues of low-budget.

Grokster. Grokster. Grokster. Grokster.

Better (funded) Patent office on the way?

Future systems as precedent? Interesting, but seems a little out-there, Joe.



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