High Court to Hear Microsoft Appeal in Patent Case Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704584804575644633158363078.html#ixzz16kA350cO
From CNET: In a speech Wednesday, Microsoft general counsel and senior vice president Brad Smith called on government and business to shore up confidence in cloud computing by tackling issues of privacy and security–two major concerns that have been voiced about the cloud. Full article.
The Italian Supreme Court has issued a decision in a criminal proceeding against www.thepiratebay.org, a P2P website because of the breach of copyright laws through the making available to the public of copyright protected works… Full story.
An interesting report by CNET News. How do you define evil? I suppose one way to not do evil is to write the code so that it consumes less resources, either in terms of CPU cycles or memory (or both if you can!), thus reducing the power dissipated in millions or billions of CMOS Flip-Flops. Just think about the implications of wasted charges/discharges and unnecessarily-spent batteries. Wait, maybe I’m getting off topic…
This is a post forwarded to me by a fellow Linkedin user: “To those prospective law students applying to law school as a fallback in a bad economy, or because you want three more years to figure out what to do with your life: please save yourself time, money, and a huge amount of stress…” Aaron Street.
An article forwarded to me by Rachel Hamilton, Senior Industry Consultant at American Conference Institute. “At stake in the spat over the rules is the multibillion-dollar market for tech products — including office equipment, computers, software and new energy products — procured by Chinese government agencies. The value of contracts that would be covered by the new rules isn’t clear, but according to the Ministry of Finance, purchases through public procurement, including nontech goods, totaled about $88 billion in 2008.”…
Story from Reuters on the counter-suit by Apple against Nokia on various patents related to handsets. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BA2DO20091214
It’s fast, free, and easy to use. Look out, Westlaw and LexisNexus. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/finding-laws-that-govern-us.html http://scholar.google.com/
I was trying to review my crim law reading last night in bed, and thought of the idea of using FSA to check legal citation. If citation in legal writing conforms strictly to some predefined rules (either Bluebook or ALWD), then there’s no reason why the problem can’t be solved by a FSA which describes the finite number of rules set forth in those citation manuals. The solution seems pretty straight forward, and can be implemented fairly elegantly in either…
Two judges in Pennsylvenia prosecuted for receiving kickbacks in exchange of sending juveniles to private detention centers.