You gotta be careful how cut-n-paste from search results; you wound up with ellipses in the link as well as the text. Try this: Calyx Internet Access.
Not quite. The "green card" lawyers in question, Canter & Siegel, took a lot of well-deserved abuse for being one of the first spammers, not for simply "put[ting] an ad on the internet".
Uh, no. If you develop something under contract to the US Gov't, the contract usually gives the Gov't ownership of the result. However, government-owned =/= public domain, although it appears some people believe it should.
I heard of that one some years ago. Apparently it's been there for decades.
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