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Gangnam Style Shows What Can Happen When You Don’t Lean On Copyright

http://www.thatericalper.com

The number 2 song on the Billboard charts is not copyrighted, and that has opened up various opportunities for its use, and has boosted its phenomenal popularity. It's a meme, viral video, and korean pop song that has become wildly popular around the world.

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The Case for Abolishing Patents (Yes, All of Them) - The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com

Our patent system is a mess. It's a fount of expensive litigation that allows aging companies to linger around by bullying their more innovative competitors in court. Critics have suggested plenty of reasonable reforms, from eliminating software patents to clamping down on "trolls" who buy up patent portfolios only so they can file lawsuits. But do we need a more radical solution? Would we be possibly be better off without any patents at all?

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Once-homeless 25 year-old makes 6 figures with YouTube videos

http://www.citytv.com

Was listening to Monday's show's discussion with regards to IP and alternative distribution, and profiting from you "intellectual" work.

This is actually a friend of mine, who, once homeless, now brings in 6 figures from his viral videos via YouTube.
Just shows how you can make money by distributing your content at now cost to the end user.

"CityNews reporter Peter Kim explains how the once-homeless 25 year-old became an internet sensation."
"St. Catharines man turns viral videos into 6 figure salary."

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Why There Are Too Many Patents in America

http://www.theatlantic.com

The problems plaguing America's intellectual property system.

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Innocents caught up in porn piracy suits

http://www.technolog.msnbc.msn.com

First it was music, now it's porn. Attorneys for the adult film industry are taking a page from the music industry and filing mass lawsuits to stop porn piracy. They say the illegal file sharing is cutting deeply into profits, and those who play without paying must be stopped. Problem is, Innocent people are getting swept up in the internet dragnet.

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Music's best artists support file sharing and you should listen.

http://prettylightsmusic.com

For Julia, or anyone else that understands the true and absolute joy that a beat can bring. Check out Pretty Lights and all the great artists available for download free, at prettylightsmusic.com. I think you might really enjoy the label and all the truly amazing artists that support file sharing. Listen while reading the Hungry Games novels and experience life 2 decades beyond 1984.

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Goodbye SOPA, Hello CISPA

http://digg.com

While most folks are looking elsewhere, Congress is trying to sneak an absolutely awful "cybersecurity" bill through Congress, permitting ISPs to funnel private communications and related information back to the government without adequate privacy protections and controls. The bill does not specify which agencies ISPs could disclose customer data to, but the structure and incentives in the bill raise a very real possibility that the National Security Agency or the DOD’s Cybercommand would be the primary recipient.

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Supreme Court Rejects Business Patents On Abstract Ideas From Nature

http://www.nytimes.com

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Tuesday that medical tests that rely on correlations between drug dosages and treatment are not eligible for patent protection. Writing for the court, Justice Stephen G. Breyer said natural laws may not be patented standing alone or in connection with processes that involve “well-understood, routine, conventional activity.”

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Apple Hit With Playlist Patent--The Shuffle Function.

http://mashable.com

Wow, really? On a function so basic as the play button itself. This is getting out of hand.

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Megaupload users plan to sue FBI over deleted files

http://www.cbsnews.com

Megaupload users plan to sue FBI over deleted files

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