Sunday, May 13, 2012

Future of Publishing, E-Books and Content Discoverability at paidContent 2012


See GigaOM Events at paidContent 2012
on topics such as
the future of publishing,
e-books,
content discoverability,
etc.

Amazon Doing Better than Naysayers Expected According to Businessweek


Brad Stone has the story of Amazon 2012 Q1 figures at Bloomberg Businessweek

in Why the Amazon Naysayers Should Be Scared

Facebook Profits and Privacy

Derrick Harris at GigaOm Tech News and Analysis has the story at

Facebook’s delicate balance between profits and privacy

American Law Firm Rankings by The American Lawyer: The Am Law 100 of 2012

The American Lawyer has their new rankings of American law firms at The Am Law 100 2012.

German and U.S. Patent Wars Updated at FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents is really the blog to read if you want to understand and keep up on what goes on in Germany, Europe, the United States and beyond on the legal side of the patent wars.

See particularly the recent postings on:

Most of Apple's German lawsuits get stayed (the latest one today): here's why.

Microsoft's prior user rights may trump Motorola's push notification patent in Germany

Judge Alsup Says Google Decompiled Java Files are Copyright Infringement as a Matter of Law beyond De Minimis and Overrules Jury

Lots of postings about this copyright infringement claim via decompiling of 8 files....

FOSS Patents in Judge holds Google to infringe 8 more Java files -- FOSS Patents was first to publish 6 of them

Caleb Garling at Wired in Oracle Wins (Tiny) Battle in War With Google

The whole thing looks like small potatoes.

Oracle's Motion To Throw Out Google's Java Fair Use Claim Denied by Judge Alsup: API Monopoly Claim Seemingly Spurious

Rachel King has the story at CBS News Tech Talk
in Judge denies Oracle's motion to throw out Google's fair use claim - Tech Talk.

Judge Alsup also seems to understand the API problem, as King writes:
"... Alsup continued to demonstrate his understanding of the makeup of the Java packages, remarking that along with names, methods in APIs are not copyrightable because if a developer wants a particular function, there is only one possibility.

"Oracle doesn't have a monopoly on that," Alsup continued. "If you want to have a function, that is the only way to write it.""

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