Friday, May 29, 2009
That's One Way to Find a Job... Read all about how one guy from Italy got hired by Amazon through Second Life.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Somebody's Been Watching Pump Up the Volume Again. Wired has this report about the (claimed) scope of the FCC's inspection authority. The claims at the beginning seem over hyped, especially since Wired doesn't cite any case where the FCC based their right to enter on the presence of a cell phone or other household device that transmits a radio frequency.
Posted by Kimberley Isbell at 3:18 PM
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Maybe I'm Just Facebook Illiterate... but how would one even accomplish this from a technological standpoint? Create a page called "You've Been Sued" and send a request for him to join? And what happens if he's set his privacy settings to only appear in searches by his friends?
Posted by Kimberley Isbell at 4:53 PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Increasing Pressures on Patent Regime. Intellectual Property Watch has this report on efforts at the UN to balance intellectual property rights with human rights. This comes a few days after the ACLU filed suit challenging patents granted over certain breast cancer genes on First Amendment grounds.
Posted by Kimberley Isbell at 12:20 PM
Google Waiving the Red Flag. CNet reports that Google has revised its AdWords policy to begin allowing some trademarks to appear in some AdWords copy. This comes on the heels of recent trademark infringement cases filed against the search company, including a class action recently filed in Texas on behalf of trademark owners.
Posted by Kimberley Isbell at 11:38 AM
Friday, May 08, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Posted by Kimberley Isbell at 6:03 PM
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
More from the "Nothing on the Internet is Private" Files. Wired has a report on a recent case out of New Jersey that finds two individuals suing their former-employer for invasion of privacy based on the employer gaining access to a private MySpace group (resulting in the "former" part of "former-employer"). Interesting discussions around the CMLP offices about whether or not the element of coercion takes this out of the typical employment-at-will framework.
Posted by Kimberley Isbell at 6:38 PM
Like Squeezing Blood from a Stone? PoynterOnline points to a discussion about a new project spearheaded by Murdoch to come up with a workable model to charge for online content. What type of features would such a system need to have to be commercially successful?
Posted by Kimberley Isbell at 11:15 AM