Archive for the 'innovation' Category

I signed on to a letter drafted by Profs. Adam Candeub and Brett Frischmann (Brett has been on the show in the past) in support of the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) regarding protecting the Internet as a free and open network. As the letter states: We believe the NPRM is a laudatory next […]

I am pleased to post three more shows for the quarter. The first, Show 83, January 28, is my interview with Prof. Mireille Hildebrandt of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), co-editor of Profiling the European Citizen. Mireille’s book is a compendium of analysis related to the use of data mining and other technologies to analyze […]

I am pleased to post two new shows. The first, Show #79, is my interview with Prof. Mark Bauerlein of Emory University, author of The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30). Mark takes a critical view of the impact of technology on […]

As I sit here and follow the election results (and did I mention, screen within a screen is great — local news in the small box, national news in the main screen), thoughts naturally flow to posting new Hearsay Culture shows. So I’m pleased to post three new shows! When you need a break from […]

I am pleased to post Show #70, my interview with Prof. Michael Meurer of Boston University School of Law, co-author of Patent Failure. Patent Failure is an excellent empirical analysis of the basic question: is patent law doing what we think intellectual property law should do (namely, encourage innovation)? In our discussion, we discuss, among […]

In the hot days of summer, when minds drift to vacations, key lime pie and the Yankees attempting to stay in playoff contention (ok, the latter two may apply to me more specifically), what better way to keep in touch with the world of technology and intellectual property law then sitting in a lounge chair, […]

I am pleased to post Show #63, my interview with Prof. Robert Friedel of the University of Maryland, author of A Culture of Improvement: Technology and the Western Millennium. Robert has written a fascinating and far-ranging history of invention and innovation since the year 1000. I greatly enjoyed both reading the book and interviewing Robert, […]

From ZDNet: “Google’s role in an open source world by ZDNet‘s Dana Blankenhorn — Google proves you can scale an enormous company in a short time, share code extensively (under a variety of licenses), yet still keep what you need to have private, private.” While I’m blogging about this over two months after it was […]


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