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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Say It Ain't So, Woz: Steve Wozniak Says Patent Trolls Are Okay | Techdirt - 0 views

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    "from the too-bad dept Via Joe Mullin, we learn the rather unfortunate news that, when asked about Paul Allen's decision to sue lots of big tech companies over questionable patents, Wozniak comes out in favor of "patent trolls" and patent holders suing companies who actually innovate. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists Say They Will Stop Funding Some Internet Start-... - 1 views

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    [ A large majority of the angel investors and venture capitalists who took part in a Booz & Company study say they will not put their money in digital content intermediaries (DCIs) if governments pass tough new rules allowing websites to be sued or fined for pirated digital content posted by users. More than 70% of angel investors reported they would be deterred from investing if anti-piracy regulations against "user uploaded" websites were increased. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

SOPA's ugly message to the world about America and internet Innovation - Ideas@Innovati... - 0 views

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    [This new legislation, if enacted, would strike at the very core of the way the Internet has been structured. Sharing, openness, and participation are at the core of what the Internet represents. When it comes to a choice between an open Internet and an Internet of walled gardens patrolled by government censors, there is no doubt which is preferable. As Booz & Co. pointed out in a recent study, the SOPA legislation could lead to a decline in Internet innovation.]
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