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“Tweakers” and “Pioneers” in innovation

“Tweakers” and “Pioneers” in innovation

I came across this post in the Freakonomics blog about how we value “pioneers” or people who make something entirely new and the “tweakers” who take existing works and improve them. Its a good article about an interesting problem because both “pioneers” and “tweakers” make art and technology better, but in different ways.

FCC Tweets Baseball Updates To Avoid Blackouts

FCC Tweets Baseball Updates To Avoid Blackouts

Those disclaimers spoken on Major League Baseball broadcasts, you know: “Any rebroadcast, retransmission, or account of this game, without the express written consent of Major League Baseball, is prohibited,” Well, after Fox and Cablevision couldn’t agree and blackouts during the playoffs ensued, the FCC stepped in with Twitter updates of the games in progress. ItsRead more about FCC Tweets Baseball Updates To Avoid Blackouts[…]

Summary of Costco v. Omega in MIPLA Newsletter

Summary of Costco v. Omega in MIPLA Newsletter

A short article I wrote summarizing the Costco v. Omega case was published in the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association’s New Matterâ„¢ Newsletter. The case is about the “first sale” doctrine in copyright law and specifically, whether goods manufactured and sold abroad can be imported into the United States without the permission of the copyrightRead more about Summary of Costco v. Omega in MIPLA Newsletter[…]