Monthly Archives: March 2013

Anarchy in the Virtual World

This is a super-short version of a paper that I am presenting at the 2013 International Studies Association conference in San Francisco, CA. Introduction Actors in the virtual world operate under conditions of anarchy. While de jure law attempting to … Continue reading

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Copyright holders don’t like resale

The New York Times has an article today in the Technology section entitled, “Imagining a Swap Meet for E-Books and Music.” The article describes some recent legal developments regarding the resale of digital items – e.g., “used” e-books, MP3s, and … Continue reading

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WIPO Technical Assistance: Analysis and Dataset

WIPO provides a Technical Assistance Database which “contains information on technical assistance activities undertaken by the Organization where one or more of the beneficiary countries were either developing or a least developed country or a country in transition.” The database … Continue reading

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The history of the decline and fall of semiconductor chip protection

The history of the decline and fall of semiconductor chip protection (sometimes called “mask work” protection, which the Copyright Office helpfully explains is “not for theatrical facial masks”) in one graph: Aside from a slight uptick in Taiwan, both applications … Continue reading

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