Monthly Archive: July 2006

Dice Corp is in the business of selling software into the niche market of the security and alarm industry; and, as a part of that business was a nonexclusive licensee, a dealer, of an accounting and business software package, THOROUGHBRED. Dice found the THOROUGHBRED license to be cumbersome and restrictive. So, Dice designed some self …

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Facts as rare as a winning lottery ticket, but not so sweet. One of the tunes on the “Saturday Night Live” movie is “Disco Inferno”; and the facts surrounding that song’s renewal are the makings of a rare copyright question. Two collaborators, Kersy and Green, were joint authors to the song when they wrote it …

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This article on page B3 of the New York Times in the July 18th edition is reminscent of the sort of citizen reporting that happened in the McCarthy era. It is Hong Kong this time where young people in otherwise benign organizations are being recruited to report internet sites dispensing unauthorized copies of songs and …

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