In 1998, US President Bill Clinton signed into law, a controversial bill that plans to keep icon works out of the public domain. By adding a twenty year extension to these pieces many of the great works from the 20th century can’t be recreated, reproduced, or re-invented without prior written permission of the one who holds the copyright.…Read More »
Because of some driver’s lack of ability to follow the law when driving, New York State is forced to install “Text Zones” throughout the city where drivers can park and have a few texts.
“New York State is continuing to use every tool at its disposal to combat texting while driving,” said Governor, Andrew Cuomo in a statement.…Read More »
The Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved a new version of the proposed media shield law, forging a compromise on who should be protected from having to reveal their journalistic sources in court. The amended bill, which is now clear to go for a full vote in the Senate, avoids defining who is a “journalist.” Moreover, it would allow judges the discretion to apply the protection to any person who, in the interest of justice, should be considered a practicing journalist.…Read More »
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of patent trolls suddenly cried out in terror as they were suddenly silenced. I feel something wonderful has happened. Yes, while you were sleeping, New Zealand’s parliament passed a major new patent bill that will see all software patents banned forever in the country.…Read More »