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Ownership in the Wireless World

July 28, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Copyright Articles, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates 

Recently there was a bit of an uproar on the internet when people began reporting that Amazon had deleted the books 1984 and Animal Farm from people’s Amazon Kindle libraries.  This wasn’t the work of some bizarre computer virus, rather this was Amazon’s response to learning that it did not have the proper license to [...]

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Virginia Inventor Forum Meetings

July 22, 2009 (6PM to 9PM $5 member/$10 public) at 7770 Croaker Road, James City County Library, Williamsburg, VA (same as July 15 meeting) National Innovation Marketplace (NIM) Introduction, IP Protection & Grants: Our July 2009 meetings are working meetings to prepare for the upcoming NIM workshop, review IP protection, and review prototypes and concepts [...]

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“Hot News” Doctrine Revived?

July 18, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Copyright Articles 

Author: Ed Nunes, Summer Associate & 3rd year student at William & Mary Law One of the fundamentals of copyright law is that it doesn’t protect facts.  For something to be copyright protected there must be a modicum of creativity in producing the work, and what creativity could there possibly be in reporting the facts?   [...]

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ASCAP — Ringtones Infringe Copyrights

July 4, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Copyright Articles 

Millions of Americans have bought musical ringtones, often clips from favorite popular songs, for their cellular phones.  Cell phone carriers (e.g., AT&T, Verizon, etc.) pay royalties to song owners for the right to sell these snippets to their customers.  However, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) alleges that each time a phone [...]

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Virginia Angel Investor Groups

July 1, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates 

Active Angel Investors – Vienna, VA. Active Angel Investors (AAI) invests in early-stage and expansion stage companies in the following sectors: business products and services, computers and peripherals, consumer products and services, financial services, IT services, media and entertainment, medical devices and equipment, and software.  AAI prefers to invest within a four-hour drive of Washington, [...]

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