The Intellectual Property Bubble – The Next Danger To The World Economy?

Do companies no longer compete on price and features? Is it all about competing with competitors in the courtroom rather than the marketplace? Is this an economic model economists understand? Do patent trolls contribute anything to the well being of anyone but themselves? Does Paul Allen suffer if someone copies one of ‘his’ ideas? I […]

An Explanation Of My Views On Copyright Part One

Over on the Facebook Balanced Copyright Page, Sara Hutchenson said:OK, Wayne, since you’re starting to become a regular visitor here, it’s time for you to start offering more than just boilerplate disagreement. Why is it a “lousy view”? I know a lot of artists who would and do agree with that point of view: it’s […]

Foundem And The Google Anti-Trust Case – Thanks To Groklaw.net

I dropped into Groklaw this morning, and PJ had posted an article on the Texas Anti-Trust case against Google. She had taken a look at the people and players involved, the court filings, and the press coverage, and come to some interesting conclusions. What I read got me curious, so I decided to do a […]

Oracle v. Google – Software Patents In Play

I’ve mostly been ignoring this up till now, but I think it’s time to take a look at it. This is an interesting situation. Oracle is suing Google over the Java programming language. There are several issues that neither has to the present addressed. First, there’s an article that Jonathon Schwartz published on his blog […]