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On the up side this just gave every student in a programming class a way out of completing their assignment. Instead of saying, "the dog ate my code," now students can say, "I wrote the code, but I cannot distribute it since it is under copyright."
and the school is super into intellectual property protection.
The Bayh-Dole act has had a corrosive effect on higher education. A publicly supported school has no business acting so aggressively to take sole possession of any idea. The idea that this is about football in Texas seems to have overshadowed the larger implications about how public institutions are supposed to serve their constituents.
Disclaimer: Sadly, my own institution is not without sin on this, and this is a nationwide problem.
It is not about switching messages. It is about gas lighting. The idea is to take away the opportunity for competition and then claim the competition already exists. So it is not necessary to help create competition since it already exists. Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?
The first step in serial abuse is to convince the person how good things are for them.
A disparaging term would have to be a common term, by definition, to be classified as a disparaging term. Otherwise nobody would know what it means, and the term would not be disparaging. If that is the case then the trademark application should carry the extra burden placed on applications that involve common terms. The term in question would have to take on a secondary meaning in order to qualify for trademark protection. Once the term takes on the secondary meaning then it is not necessarily a disparaging term.
Either that or India will resurrect the movement of non-aligned nations but do so with trade in mind. India is the proverbial elephant in the room and can shift the balance whichever way they move. Given their prime minister's nationalism and ambitions India may just decide to go its own way.
It would be better for them to go after Toyota. From what I can gather from the evening nooos, those folks are doing some crazy things with their Toyota vehicles. Those things have killed a fairly good number of people and need to be stopped.
I wonder if their own web pages for the National Health Services offers any advice about sexual health or perhaps sexually transmitted diseases. If that is the case then they may want to make sure that junior cannot go to the government's own sites. Then again, if the parliament considers any legislation that has any regulations on matters of sexual interest then they too may have to limit access to their own sites.
Why is Sir John worried about YouTube's royalty system? I always assumed that the artists signed with their label, and the label sorted everything else out. He should be upset that his label is not negotiating a better deal for him. It is up to his label to better represent his interests.
If only there was not some way to keep google from linking to ones precious website. Those Californicaters over in Smart Nerdlandia should be able to figure out a way for a news orgnization to protect its precious bodily fluids, errr I mean important, curated newsy bits.