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Introducing Internet Society’s Intellectual Property Issues Paper

What made an organization like the Internet Society draft an issues paper on Intellectual Property? What is the aim of this paper? How does the paper relate to overall Internet governance discussions? And, what if any impact does it aim to have on the discussions regarding Intellectual Property?

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Apple takes aim at accessory makers, files iPad stand patent

Just what the world has been clamoring for now with magnets If you were among the 25,000 or so Apple faithful who crowded the exhibit hall at this year's Macworld/iWorld "Ultimate iFan Event" a couple of weeks back, you're certain to agree that the last thing the iMarketplace needs is yet another iPad stand. Apple, however, disagrees.?

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Troll slayer: Two problem’s with Mark Cuban crusade to fix the US patent system

The inauguration of the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents is a great opportunity to take another look at the U.S. patent system, and how it fares with startups and software companies. Cuban takes aim at so-called software patents. While well intentioned, this new initiative misses the mark for two reasons.

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Backers aim to widen ban on gay conversion therapy

SAN FRANCISCO Gay rights advocates are making plans to get other states to join California in banning psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight, even as opponents prepared Monday to sue to overturn the first law in the nation to take aim at the practice.

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Twitter's new profile headers slammed

Simple and consistent is the aim, but the results are questionable

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Let’s give em something to talk about: Skype rolls out targeted Conversation ads?

Skype's new "Conversation Ads" aim to get people talking during free Skype-to-Skype conversations, but will users find them too intrusive?

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Nimbuzz says goodbye to AIM, ICQ, Myspace and Hyves

In a move which has predictably upset a few people, popular IM client Nimbuzz has announced that ICQ, AIM, Myspace and Hyves will no longer be available through its application.

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