Intellectual Property . . . and CHOCOLATE?

Intellectual property and CHOCOLATE.  Rarely do two of my favorite topics converge, and yet for the last few days I’ve watched my newsfeed light up with commentary about the recent Hershey’s versus Cadbury debacle.   Few, however, provide a detailed look at what started the problem:  Hershey’s litigation complaint in the… Read more

Celebrating Arizona Inventors

In the last few years, we have heard a growing number of cases involving young children dying as a result of being left in a hot vehicle. In 2013 alone, 44 children across the country died of heat stroke because they were left in a hot vehicle. In Arizona, with… Read more

Copyright Infringement, a Startup’s Worst Nightmare

Many businesses in today’s increasingly connected marketplace find ways to relate and bridge together in various capacities. In our increasingly digital workforce, many companies are forming concepts and business models around existing goods and services, and many startup ventures are procuring creative digital services around established businesses and products already… Read more

The Future of Cyber Warfare: What Have We Learned?

The fallout from the Sony Pictures leak continued to dominate the headlines during the holiday season. The United States linked North Korea to the hack, a breach that exposed thousands of sensitive files owned by Sony. After threats of further attacks, heated debate about freedom of speech and more, what… Read more

Sony Pictures Wracked by Massive Leak

One of the largest leaks of private property might be linked back to a five-star hotel in the capital of Thailand. Sony Pictures became the latest victim of this perilous trend in the tech world, further display that even the major players can be targets — all it takes is… Read more

A Little Common Sense

Isn’t it long overdue that we stop pretending copyright doesn’t affect us? There are many aspects behind intellectual property that the general public might feign ignorance toward – nobody is an exemption to the law. It’s time for standard practices within the arena of copyright to be categorized as common… Read more

Intellectual Property in the Age of Cloud Computing

Could Cloud computing change the very face of intellectual property as we know it? Perhaps a new dawn is approaching – a time and age in which giant tech companies can no longer cry ‘foul’ at the drop of a dime. Imagine a wide range of diverse software, working together… Read more

Why Does Privacy Matter Online?

Why does privacy matter online? This philosophy generally falls into one of two camps – the strong belief that internet surveillance on such massive scales is inherently wrong, or that privacy is just an afterthought provided you have nothing to hide. Glenn Greenwald would argue this line of thinking –… Read more

Superheroes Vs The Supreme Court

Many of Marvel’s caped crusaders may yet have their day in court. The next major premier for Captain America and company is in all likelihood a Supreme Court case. Several decades before, heroes such as Thor, The Fantastic Four and even the X-Men were originally dreamed up in Jack Kirby’s… Read more

Fear of Deep Web Applies Criminal Stigma to Anonymous Browser, Tor

Yesterday, Internet rumors surfaced claiming Comcast would begin blocking users of Tor, an anonymous web browser often associated with pirating. Comcast Vice President Jason Livinghood was quick to cry foul, knowing full well that preventing anonymous Internet browsing could infringe upon user privacy. The story was later put to rest… Read more

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