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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.

Apple Patents Technology to Legalize P2P Sharing | TorrentFreak * - 1 views

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    "This means that transferring files between devices is only possible if these support Apple's licensing scheme. That's actually a step backwards from the DRM-free music that's sold in most stores today." [* What 'Apple's licensing scheme' -closed source- can hide?]
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    "This means that transferring files between devices is only possible if these support Apple's licensing scheme. That's actually a step backwards from the DRM-free music that's sold in most stores today." [* What 'Apple's licensing scheme' -closed source- can hide?]
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    A business method software patent combining old elements that are all prior art, including DRM. Yech! "... a patent that makes it possible to license P2P sharing" really puts a spin on reality. If the methods were in the public domain, anyone could use them without a license. That's equivalent to to saying "a government-granted monopoly with the power but no responsibility to collect money from anyone who wants to invade the monopoly's protected rights" and presenting that fact as some sort of tremendous philanthropic act by Apple. On software patent claims as prior art and obvious, see my legal memo on that topic here. http://goo.gl/5X8Kg9
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Apple will face $350M trial over iPod DRM | Ars Technica - 1 views

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    "Apple's DRM schemes have been long disliked by activists. But are they illegal?"
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    "Apple's DRM schemes have been long disliked by activists. But are they illegal?"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Canonical, Microsoft, and Apple Want OS Convergence - Who Will Get There First? - 0 views

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    "- The Ubuntu Family The idea of OS convergence is starting to take a hold in the world and major companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Canonical are working hard to achieve it. There seems to be a race going on and all the players want to reach the finish as soon as possible." [# ! It's #not a #Race... # ! It should be seen -and promoted- more than #mountaineering: # ! T@gether -as a '(Dream) Team'- to Reach The Same Top: # ! An #Open, #Free, #Fast, #Secure & #Reliable #OperatingSystem for #Everyone # ! Leave the #business for #differentiated #hardware & #specialized #services...]
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