Open-source IP: Lessons from Marc Fleury

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| The critical components are related to brand, as Marc suggests. It is brand
| that drives business, including in an IP-worshiping proprietary world. No one
| buys from Oracle because of its patents. They buy because the brand suggests
| something to the would-be buyer.
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http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9...bj=TheOpenRoad

The First Thanksgiving

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| Today we have record companies suing moms, we have artists suing record
| companies, we have writers striking on the media. What has caused all of this
| turmoil? Well the rise of the Internet of course!
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http://www.osdcm.com/home/the-first-thanksgiving/

Red Hot Chili Peppers sue Showtime over "Californication"

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| I really like the song "Californication," but it's not an enforceable
| trademark for the Red Hot Chili Peppers...
|
| [...]
|
| I remember hearing people use the word "Californication" often in
| conversations when I used to travel up there in 1997 - 1998 on business.
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http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9...bj=TheOpenRoad

RIAA, MPAA urge pro-copyright vows from presidential candidates

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| One question, for instance, asks: "How would you promote the progress of
| science and creativity, as enumerated in the U.S. Constitution, by upholding
| and strengthening copyright law and preventing its diminishment?"
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http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-982...=2547-1_3-0-20

The industry has gone mad.


Related:

Fair use boosts US economy more than copyright

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| The CCIA referred to recent estimates of the industry wide value added net
| revenue of fair use versus copyright based industries. Copyright based value
| amounts to $1.3 trillion, whereas fair use value amounts to $2.2 trillion,
| according to the CCIA report. Thus the fair use contribution to the US
| economy is 70 per cent greater than that of copyright. * *
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=42331


Creative Commons Artist Spotlight: Convey

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| Every week, we will introduce our readers to emerging musical artists who
| choose to release their work under Creative Commons licenses.
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http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/0...tlight-convey/


Nine Inch Nails' Open Source Remix Album Available as Free Torrent

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| Over the past few months, "multiple judges" at 9inchnails.com listened to
| over 200 submissions to the Nine Inch Nails open source remix contest and the
| 21 best remixes are now free to download via torrent or stream via the
| website. *
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http://blog.wired.com/music/2007/09/...nch-nails.html