Know Your Fair Use, Disclosure and IP

This morning I received a note from a company that we’ve written about. The email was quite forceful in demanding that we immediately remove any references to the trademarked company name in our post and suggested that we link to their site utilizing a phrase instead. Trademark Fair Usage I’m guessing the company may have been successful in the past in manipulating people to remove the name and add the phrase – it’s an SEO

CISPA Is Not Dead

Whenever you see a bill working its way through the Senate and Congress that has over half a billion dollars from corporate lobbyists behind it, you should probably take a closer look at it as a citizen. As it’s written, CISPA won’t protect us from cyber threats, but it will violate our 4th Amendment right to privacy. It lets the government spy on you without a warrant. It makes it so you can’t even find

Understanding SOPA

If you take time to think about it, the Internet is truly the only part of the American economy that’s doing well right now. I don’t believe there’s any irony that it’s also the one part of the American economy that the government hasn’t started to get their fingers in. Last month, there was important legislation voted on and drafted that looked to change it… drastically. Under the guise that we needed more copyright legislation

How does Analytics get all that info?

This weekend I’ve been tinkering (as usual). Wouldn’t it be great if you could open up Google Analytics and see how many folks are reading your RSS feed? After all, these are still visits to your site and your content, aren’t they? The problem, of course, is that RSS feeds don’t allow for code to get executed when your content opens (sort of). Your web page does, however. If you’d like to learn more about