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DotcomACT: Increase ICANN Accountability and Transparency

DotcomACT: Increase ICANN Accountability and Transparency

By Frank Cullen A lot has been said and written about potentially disruptive impacts resulting from the impending transition of the contract between the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and with good reason. Anyone who is interested in a future […]

Download Illegal Software, Upload Your Business to Hackers

Download Illegal Software, Upload Your Business to Hackers

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I have a bone to pick- I never really understood those cellphone cases that double as wallets. You know, those cases that show off your credit cards and IDs every time you take a call or open your phone to check Facebook? However convenient, flapping around your financials strikes me as relatively unsecure, leaving convenience-lovers prone to theft.

IP Education Far Beyond the Classroom

IP Education Far Beyond the Classroom

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If I walk down the street on any given day and introduce myself as someone who works in intellectual property, the vast majority of the time I am met with blank stares. So often IP is cast aside as something for the wonkish to sort out. However, as an increasing proportion of our economy depends on IP and as e-commerce breaks down both cyber borders and physical borders, consumer education is becoming even more necessary.

Football Fans are Getting Iced, But It’s Not How You Think

Football Fans are Getting Iced, But It’s Not How You Think

Knock-off memorabilia and apparel are destined to leave a chill on sports fans of all kinds. But you’re saying to yourself, what gives? A Bronco’s jersey is a jersey and a Seahawk’s sweatshirt is just a sweatshirt. That may be the case… unless it’s fake. Counterfeits, clothing included, are oftentimes made of inferior quality, making what appears to be a warm coat, mittens, etc to in fact be totally useless against the cold.