Selected links from last week

Here is a selection of links to IP-related matters I found interesting this week:

Patents

Trade marks

Copyright

Not categorised

I hope you find some interesting. If you did or have a question, leave a comment or send me an email

AP charges for quotes

Another round in AP’s war on the internet:

Associated Press would like to charge you for any extracts you take from its website.

Starting price is US$12.50 for 5 – 25 words.

For example.

Apparently, it’s the (iCopy)right thing to do!

I guess that means “they” think that now you can pay for the “service” easily it won’t be fair use (USA only) or fair dealing.

Lid dip: priorsmart

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Googling it …

From the blogsite:

We started with a set of tough questions:

  • Why do we have to live with divides between different types of communication — email versus chat, or conversations versus documents?
  • Could a single communications model span all or most of the systems in use on the web today, in one smooth continuum? How simple could we make it?
  • What if we tried designing a communications system that took advantage of computers’ current abilities, rather than imitating non-electronic forms? 

After months holed up in a conference room in the Sydney office … And now, after more than two years of expanding our ideas … Today we’re giving developers an early preview of 

Google Wave

Wave

Lid dip @joshgans; Where Tim O’Reilly sees it fitting in (via @dhowell via Dennis Kennedy via Shelley Powers). Mashable here and here.