I DON'T OWN THIS MUSIC!!!!!!
A slight change of plan for this post due to a number of current news stories about YouTube and fair use. Part 2 of "Patents, products and inventor misconceptions" will be up next week. On November 19th, Fred von Lohmann, Google's Copyright Legal Director, published this blog post. As indicated in the post, Google will be: "offering legal support to a handful of videos that we believe represent clear fair uses which have been subject to DMCA takedowns. With approval of the
Patents, products and misconceptions - Part 1
There are a huge number of misconceptions around Intellectual Property that can cause problems. Inventors or organisations frequently won't bother investing to protect their IP, because 'it's too expensive', or 'too difficult to enforce'. Even if they do invest, an inventor or organisation can easily spend a great deal of money to get to a certain point, and having spent that money, find themselves in a position where it has seemingly been wasted. The natural reaction in t