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These are the discussions that happened around the web this week – maybe you already read about them, maybe you need to again. Come join the party on twitter (follow me here and you’ll participate in the conversation live.)
I also realized that many of you might have no idea what you’re seeing below. Sorry. These are “tweets”, 140 maximum character messages sent via Twitter. Within the Twitterverse individual users follow others and have followers (think of it like overlapping Venn diagram circles). To read a tweet, you have to wade through a bit of jargon used to make the most of the 140 character limitation. “RT” for example, is shorthand for “Re-tweet” and the @____ is the username of some other individual on Twitter. Combined together, then, “RT @_____” means that someone else wrote a tweet that I found important and I now want to forward along to my followers. The URL’s are then also shortened by shortening services like bit.ly to make the most of the character limitation, too. Lastly, you might see “hash” identifiers “#______” which are ways to tag tweets of a particular flavor for easy searching later and “<” which means that I am commenting on what came before it.
- RT @TradeSecretLaw: Vary the Speed and Timing of Your Negotiations for a better deal. http://bit.ly/XP5W9 < Good. Are there better examples?
- RT @johnlwatkins: New blog post: Why Judge’s confidentiality rule may increase arbitration and mediation. http://bit.ly/j9PYj
- RT @TOpatentlawyer: Microsoft patents a way to make more money from MS Office http://ow.ly/tGOg (via @slashdot)
- RT @dahowlett: Qu: do software buyers make rational decisions? Methinks ‘not often.’
- The Cloud Computing Consultant: http://bit.ly/2lSgVQ (via @dealarchitect) < Hilarious and NSFW.
- MS attempts to patent software licensing based on time: http://bit.ly/kRcsO < I hope there’s a solid prior art search (and practice).
- RT @glambert: “When is a blog a sponsored endorsement?” (via DLA Piper) http://bit.ly/peWyj
- RT @CopyrightLaw: “NBC And CNBC Sued For Infringing Use Of…FONTS” http://tinyurl.com/yfob39h
- RT @jayshep:Best law school advice? “Say hi to Heidi. She’s in our section.” Been married to her 13 years with 2 beautiful daughters.< 🙂
- RT @TradeSecretLaw @worklawyer: Don’t lecture. Tell stories. Emotion is more persuasive than facts. < works w/ negotiation, too.
- RT @matthomann: Three great questions to help you remove ego from your (and your clients’) decision making: http://bit.ly/isPkL < Excellent!
- RT @CopyrightLaw: “More fair use follies — copyright infringement by court filing?” http://tinyurl.com/yh75nfc < I’m loving @copyrightlaw
- RT @gfiremark: Termination rights: music to artists’ ears http://bit.ly/15O7Hq
- RT @CopyrightLaw: Resale of International Textbooks to US Students Not Protected by First Sale Doctrine http://tinyurl.com/ybqo828
- RT @gfiremark: Was a Contract Formed? http://bit.ly/OvsQs < K wasn’t conditioned on others’ perf. Can’t wait to see the pics.
- @VBalasubramani OK… so who’s going to take this to the SCOTUS? And what’s the third case: Vernor, Cincom and…???
- RT @VBalasubramani: what’s the difference between a purchase and license of software? http://bit.ly/QSMwP < Congrats! Great job.
- Cool trademark search/registration site: http://www.trademarkia.com
- Andy Clarke (@cowshedstudio) on being a Contract Killer: http://bit.ly/Bv4pP <Good article by the kind of person I want as a contract client.
- RT @highrockmedia Freelance contracts: Do’s And Dont’s – http://bit.ly/hiXLg (via @smashingmag) < I’m commentator #39.
- SEC charges former CEO of IBSG with fraud in announcing fictitious licensing agreements: http://bit.ly/3NLp6U
- RT @gtiadvisors: Gmail, AOL, Yahoo! all hit by webmail phishing scam http://bit.ly/3UN3CM < What does this say about the USERS? 🙂
- RT @ITLeadersForum @alltop The Twitter decision flow chart – fun way to think about our use of Twitter…http://retwt.me/CgU4
- RT @marinafeehan: Nixon Peabody Says Student Recruitment needs Overhaul. http://bit.ly/CJsHL < Translation: We don’t want to go it alone.
- New post at licensinghandbook.com : FTC Required Disclosure http://bit.ly/18TPsw
- RT @WieseLawFirm: What are you saying that you aren’t saying? New Blog Post up on the importance of Body Language. http://bit.ly/4gSB7k
- RT @Molly_McDonough: Need a social media/copyright refresher? Take this @bobambrogi quiz http://bit.ly/EyHq
- RT @DanaNewman: Guns N’ Roses sued for copyright infringement: http://bit.ly/NbvWI
- Court Re-Affirms First Sale Doctrine Applies to Licensed SW – http://bit.ly/2fNwsI < Compare w/ Cincom http://bit.ly/IJKVR
- Just use whatever the hell you click “yes” to the first time you load up Resident Evil V to get you started. > http://bit.ly/3WiF51 < Oh my
- Stanford loses patent rights b/c a researcher signed a partner co’s visitor agreement (@ontechcontracts): http://bit.ly/vyPit
- RT @gtiadvisors @kaedron: Microsoft confirmed that thousands of Hotmail accounts compromised in a phishing attack – http://bit.ly/1kpIVT
- RT @fscavo: Expect to hear more of these. From @DavidLinthicum “SaaS Horror Stories Are Starting to Appear” http://bit.ly/kpFT4
- RT @Francineward: Intellectual property- Should biz methods be protected by patent? What will the Supreme Ct say? http://tinyurl.com/ya84d57
- RT @BrianNFletcher: Reading: Red Hat files briefing in support of stopping software patents http://sbne.ws/r/2WRe
- RT @DanaNewman: Dreamworks’ “Flushed Away” sued for copyright infringement: http://bit.ly/p9dOa
- New post at licensinghandbook.com : Announcing the Software Licensing Education Series on DVD http://bit.ly/7RNjZ
- RT @JoeTalik: Many firms unhappy with procurement outsourcing deals http://bit.ly/2lcPP < Don’t outsource what you don’t already do well.
- RT @gfiremark: Excellent Review of “most prolific scholar of copyright in history” http://bit.ly/2dGAws
- Have you downloaded my free Software Licensing Risk Matrix yet? http://bit.ly/FreeRiskMatrix
- RT @raesmaa: Do your lecture notes violate your prof’s copyright? Holy crap! http://bit.ly/1yyPoT < Read comment #8 for the best analysis.
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